The 2007 Colgin "IX Estate" is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. The 2007 vintage was our sixth vintage from IX Estate, and we continue to be overjoyed with the quality of the wines from this site. As our vines become older with each passing year, the wines become more and more consistent. We take incredible care to maximize the potential from this site in so many ways. Through attentive tending of the vines, careful irrigations, strict crop thinning and thoughtful decisions of the timing of harvest, we work to bring out the absolute best in the IX Estate. With all of this attention to detail, coupled with a stellar growing season, we are thrilled with our 2007 "IX Estate."
Tasting Notes from Winemaker Allison Tauziet:
The 2007 "IX Estate" is a strikingly deep ruby color and the nose a concentrated elixir of all the wonderful aromatics I love about IX Estate. In 2007, the flavors of the terroir are more dominant than ever. This vintage just has more of everything it seems. Terroir driven flavors of crushed rock, wet graphite, bay leaf and barbecue rub saturate the wine. Aromas of grilled meats, fennel seed, and a lift of black licorice bring seduction to the nose. With a sip, the pliant, silky tannins melt over the palate. The 2007 is dense to the core in every way, but at the same time it is open, expressive and alluring. It will drink well near term with its supple, rich tannins, but patience will be greatly rewarded, as the structure and natural acidity beneath will allow the wine to age 30 years or more.
We released 1500 cases of the 2007 Colgin "IX Estate" in November 2010.