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James Suckling, January 15, 2016

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Friday, January 15, 2016


Wine: Colgin Cellars Napa Valley Tychson Hill
Country: United States
Vintage: 2013
Region: California - Napa Valley
Score: 97
Tasting Notes:Fabulous aromas of dark fruits such as blackberry and bramble berry plus coffee and smoked meat. Full-bodied, very tight and reserved. Superfine and polished tannins. Sweet and subtle fruit flavors. Precise and focused. So silky. Savory. A wine that gives wonderful pleasure and intrigue. Drink or hold. 320 cases.


Wine: Colgin Cellars Napa Valley Cariad
Country: United States
Vintage: 2013
Region: California - Napa Valley
Score: 97
Tasting Notes:Superb aromas of black fruits, black truffle and leather. Black olives. Full body, fabulous soft and velvety tannins, and superb length. The texture to this is so luxurious and sexy. Cardamom, game, earth and intense fruit. Yet poised. A blend as always of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, and petit verdot. Hard not to drink now.


Wine: Colgin Cellars Napa Valley IX Estate
Country: United States
Vintage: 2013
Region: California - Napa Valley
Score: 98
Tasting Notes:The aromas to this are perfect with black truffle, sage, blueberry and wet earth. Changes all the time. Full body with lots of richness and fruit. The intensity is electric. Chewy tannins yet polished and silky. It lasts for minutes on the palate. A joy to taste (drink) now but it's made for long-term aging.


Wine: Colgin Cellars Syrah Napa Valley IX Estate
Country: United States
Vintage: 2013
Region: California - Napa Valley
Score: 98
Tasting Notes:Amazing aromas of cracked black pepper, smoked meat and blueberries. Blue slate. Full body, iodine, spice, crushed black fruit, and black pepper. Polished and velvety. Glorious. Why wait to drink this? Yet it has a bright future in the bottle.


 By James Suckling

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