2010 Colgin Cellars IX Estate Red, Napa Valley, USA

$599.99 USD $700.00 USD

Rated 100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 IX Estate is another perfect wine. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by copious aromas of blueberries, cassis, pen ink, asphalt, licorice and subtle oak. Full-bodied and rich but light on its feet, this spectacular effort was created from a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. Enjoy this profound wine over the next 25+ years. (RP) 

Rated 97 points James Suckling
Super-complex on the nose with roses, pure fruit and walnuts. Hints of plums. It's full-bodied with velvety tannins and crazy spicy character. Firm, chewy texture. Savory finish. Even slightly salty.

Rated 97 points Vinous
Colgin's 2010 IX Estate opens with sweet, exotic aromatics before more savory elements start to emerge from the glass. A superb example of a wine that manages to be both flashy and true to its site, the 2010 has it all. Over time, the 2010 just gets better and better. The IX Estate is one of the wines that benefits most from double-decanting. Watching that transformation unfold is fascinating, to say the least. (AG)