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Colgin IX Syrah 2004

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I'm happy to report that the syrah at this mountaintop estate overlooking Lake Hennessey is delivering on its early promise, showing superb breadth and complexity of flavor and more freshness than a wine at its level of pH (normally at least 3. 9) has any right to show. Colgin's collection of 2003 cabernet-based wines has turned out extremely well, and the young 2004s promise even greater richness. Winemaker Mark Aubert seeks to harvest in the high 26o-28o brix range, but noted that there was no watering back of the must in 2003. Deep ruby. Brooding aromas of black raspberry, mocha and licorice, with tobacco and saline nuances. Wonderfully sweet and broad in the mouth; really saturates the palate with dark fruit flavors. Very suave syrah, finishing with huge but lush tannins. This was still on its lees in early April and had never been racked. Offers great potential.

Region: USA » California » Napa
Winery: Colgin Cellars
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Colgin Cellars:
The Colgin winery, completed in 2002, is located at the northern end of IX Estate in the Pritchard Hill area of St. Helena, California. The state-of-the-art winery provides an inspiring view of Lake Hennessey. A collaboration between Tom Faherty, architect from Valley Architects of St. Helena, Hendrix Allardyce Interior Design of Los Angeles, Mark Aubert and the owners, the winery features cla... Read more
The Colgin winery, completed in 2002, is located at the northern end of IX Estate in the Pritchard Hill area of St. Helena, California. The state-of-the-art winery provides an inspiring view of Lake Hennessey. A collaboration between Tom Faherty, architect from Valley Architects of St. Helena, Hendrix Allardyce Interior Design of Los Angeles, Mark Aubert and the owners, the winery features classical design coupled with contemporary technology. The design emphasizes gentle handling of the fruit from the extensive sorting system to the gravity fed movement into the fermentation tanks. The winery is not open to the public but we wanted to share with you these images of the facility. Read less

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04/27/2008

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/25/2010

Aubert demonstrates a superb know-how with Syrah. These wines are macerated for 35-45 days, and given frequent pump-overs as well as punch-downs. They are aged completely in French oak. The floral-fil... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2004 Colgin IX Syrah Estate 750ml



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I'm happy to report that the syrah at this mountaintop estate overlooking Lake Hennessey is delivering on its early promise, showing superb breadth and complexity of flavor and more freshness than a wine at its level of pH (normally at least 3. 9) has any right to show. Colgin's collection of 2003 cabernet-based wines has turned out extremely well, and the young 2004s promise even greater richness. Winemaker Mark Aubert seeks to harvest in the high 26o-28o brix range, but noted that there was no watering back of the must in 2003. Deep ruby. Brooding aromas of black raspberry, mocha and licorice, with tobacco and saline nuances. Wonderfully sweet and broad in the mouth; really saturates the palate with dark fruit flavors. Very suave syrah, finishing with huge but lush tannins. This was still on its lees in early April and had never been racked. Offers great potential.

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