Thursday, November 01, 2007
An art expert, Ann Colgin has a well-developed eye for beauty. It is no surprise, then, that when she determined to hang a shingle on her own winery, in 1992, she chose to do it in Napa Valley. Her first wine, produced in consultation with wine-maker extraordinaire Helen Turley, came from the Herb Lamb Vineyard, which, in large part because of Colgin, is another property that inspires awe among aficionados. The Tychson Hill Vineyard yields another dark, satisfying, and complex Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2002 vintage of which earned a perfect 100-point score from Robert Parker. Colgin's newest parcel, the IX Estate, which surrounds the winery above Lake Hennessey, yields not only superb Bordeaux varietals, but also a stunning Syrah.
Recommended Colgin Cellars IX Estate Syrah 2004 ($250)