Red

2003 Colgin IX Estate

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 76

  • mtolerico Likes this wine: 95 points

    February 28, 2019 - Cassis, cherry, strawberry, blackberry, vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa powder, chalky tannins, smooth silky mouthfeel and perfect balance. I love where this is right now and is hitting the spot for me. I'd drink up over the next 3 years as I don't see this getting any better.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dcwino wrote: 94 points

    February 28, 2019 - Mostly Napa Cabernet Dinner (Eddie V's - Tysons Corner, VA): Expressive youthful nose displaying pure black fruit with a hint of red, crushed blackberry and blueberry, red currant, violet, ink, lead pencil, cocoa powder and cedar. Fully integrated harmonious palate, nicely layered pure black fruit, silky and polished, slightly lean, perfect amount of acidity and mineral, and a long pure black fruit finish with lead pencil and cedar at the end. This is surprisingly lean. Some love the balance and others are disappointed by the lack of opulent fruit. I am liking it.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • bkc1428 Does not like this wine: 78 points

    October 20, 2018 - Was very excited to try this, but this bottle was quite reductive. Never have tried Colgin before, so not sure if that is expected. Smelled like burnt cabbage with hints of blackberry and blueberry pie. Very little tertiary on the nose or palate, and the finish was quite short and abrupt. Showed hints of the quality within this bottle. Would love to try another bottle of this at some point to see if this was a flawed wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • jsmorris707 Likes this wine: 97 points

    October 6, 2018 - Similar to prior note; great cab! Drink or hold (my last 03)

  • Rezy13 Likes this wine:

    May 6, 2018 - Cellar Work? (Alpharetta, GA): Still very fresh and vibrant garnet color, chunky sediment towards end of the bottle; nose shows a large scaled boldly flavored tarry quality, smoky, jammy blackberry blueberry cassis liqueur; large scaled on the palate, pulls off the 15.6% well, sweet fruit but not overblown, savory and satisfying, lovely clove allspice and cinnamon late on the finish; delicious with the tenderloin.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

    (Colgin Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon IX Estate Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Colgin
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard IX Estate
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 20 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,678 (64%)
  • Consumed 916 (35%)

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