This Bordeaux style blend embodies the structure that has become the hallmark of Colgin wines: bright jammy fruit aromas and character combined with soft ripe tannins. The wine is hedonistic in its complexity!
Notes from the Estate:
Red currant, damson plum, graphite, lavender, orange rind, teriyaki and honeysuckle. The oak is perfectly integrated. Full bodied with a supple entry and a long finish. Lovely to drink right now, but will continue to age well. Drink now through 2016. Service: Serve straight from the bottle, with care to avoid stirring up the precipitates.
The 2000 "Cariad" is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc all from David Abreu's Madrona Ranch Vineyard and 5% Petit Verdot from Abreu's Thorevilos Vineyard, both in St. Helena. The word "cariad" means love in Welsh.
The second release of this cuvee reflects once again a high level of complexity and terroir driven nuisances. Saturated dark red color with a deep black hue, the aromas are of earth coupled with jammy, kirsch type high notes. The wine is layered and concentrated. Good acidity and solid tannins provide the wine with strong structure. The finish is long and luscious. The 2000 "Cariad" spent nearly 25 months in 100% new Taransaud barrels and was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
We released 650 cases of 2000 Colgin "Cariad" in November 2003.