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Colgin Cariad 2002, 3 bottles (owc)

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2956B
Lot:
206
Sold for:
$923$750

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2956B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 09, 2016 6:00PM

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Colgin Cariad 2002
Napa
"Probably the least evolved, although certainly accessible, stunningly complex, and just a point short of pure perfection is the 2002 Cariad. It is a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, all purchased fruit from the David Abreu-owned and managed vineyards of Madrona Ranch in St. Helena and Thorevilos, behind the Meadowood Resort. Strikingly dark plum/purple in color, with notes of white chocolate, barbecue smoke, graphite, blueberry and blackberry liqueur as well as espresso roast, this is a tremendously complex blend that hits the palate with full-bodied opulence, terrific richness and intensity, and wonderfully silky tannins. The entire wine saturates the palate yet is never heavy, instead rather ethereal. This is an extraordinarily elegant, complex, yet authoritative example of a creative blend from some of the finest terroirs in all of Napa Valley, brought to life by the extraordinary passion and abilities of owners Ann Colgin and Joe Wender. If the other three wines seem to have fully matured, this wine probably won't reach its plateau for another 2-3 years and it will keep for 15 or more." R. Parker for TWA, 99 pts. 06/12
3 bottles (owc)
Estimate $700-900


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Keywords

Joe Wender, Ann Colgin, Abreu Vineyards, American Viticultural Areas, Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Geography of California, Merlot, Napa County, California, Napa Valley, Napa Valley AVA, Petit Verdot, St. Helena AVA, St. Helena, California

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