Colgin Cariad 2006

Colgin Cariad 2006

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Colgin
Alcohol/vol 16%
The 2006 vintage of our Cariad blend is a formidable wine. With big brooding aromas of grilled steak juices, roasted coffee grounds and tar, the wine certainly makes a big first impression. Given more time, one can begin to see that there is always more than meets the eye with our delicious Cariad blend. Fragrant aromas of spiced coffee cake, crushed rock and wet loamy earth come out as the wine is coaxed with air. The texture is both voluptuous and coating. The lusciousness of the tannin makes it appealing upon release, but as always with this bold and intensely structured wine, we recommend a minimum of 5 years of aging.
Wine Advocate
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Meriting the same rating I gave it at its release, the 2006 Cariad is composed of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot. One of the stars of the vintage, this thrilling, opaque purple-colored wine offers up sweet espresso, jus de viande, blackberry, blueberry, flower and chocolate aromas. A fabulous texture, tremendous purity, sensational brightness and authoritative flavor intensity allied to striking complexity and elegance are the signature of this creative blend from the David Abreu vineyards of Thorevilos and Madrona Ranch. Six hundred cases were produced. Give this wine another 3-4 years of cellaring and enjoy it over the following 15+.

Robert Parker, June 2011
Wine Spectator
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Aromas of ripe, complex currant, plum and black cherry show a dry, loamy earth edge on the palate. Full-bodied, deep and focused, this is well-structured, with chewy tannins and a long, lingering finish. Best from 2011 through 2017. 600 cases made.

James Laube, November 15, 2009