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  • Country ranking ?

    338
  • Producer ranking ?

    71
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Game

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The Story

Cariad, the Welsh word for “love”, is a Bordeaux-style red wine blended from three outstanding vineyards owned and managed by David Abreu. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc from Madrona Ranch are blended with small amounts of fruit from Thorevilos and Howell Mountain, producing a wine of enormous proportions with a classic structure that is the Colgin hallmark: a plethora of vibrant aromas, voluptuous at mid-palate, with impeccable balance and an exceptionally long finish. A wine as seductive as its name.

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"The 2009 Cariad blend is composed of 59% Cabernet, 22% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc all from Madrona Ranch and 9% Petit Verdot from Thorevilos vineyard. In order to make the best blend year after year, we work closely with our French consultant, Alain Raynaud, to give us his thoughtful insight. Slowly and meticulously we construct the blend together. Our 2009 Cariad is loaded with earthy notes of mineral, talc and gravel. With air, the wine unfolds with dark black cherry notes, meaty aromas of grilled steak, and barbecue and curry spices. The texture is oily on entry with an old world structure and bright acidity. Super rich and definitely brooding, this wine has a lot of stamina. A long lingering finish lets the experience continue. I would recommend a minimum of 5 to 7 years of aging in the cellar before opening. This has everything it needs to age gracefully."

We released 580 cases of the 2009 "Cariad" Red Wine in March 2013.

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St. Helena, Napa Valley
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