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    now to 2035
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    Lamb loin

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96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This wine slipped through the a blind tasting with everyone mistaking it for a sumptuous first-growth Bordeaux. When told the identity of the wine, one of the Belgian tasters quickly announced he was going to "order 100 cases." I was quick to point out that (1) the wine is already sold out, and (2) less than 1,000 cases were produced. I have always thought this was a terrific wine, but it was outrage...


The Story

Ann Colgin’s wines stand out as one of the most refined styles of wines produced in Napa Valley. They show distinctive purity of the ripe black fruits, refined tannin structure and extremely elegant flavor profiles. This wine makes no exception. The hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon from the Herb Lamb Vineyard, has been the hallmark wine of Colgin Cellars from its debut in 1992.

In early 1990s, Ann made a long-term contract with the vineya...


Wine Information

This up and coming producer is making 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Lamb Vineyard on Howell Mountain. Both the 1992 and 1993 are wines to seek out, although the tiny production means quantities are extremely limited. Both wines boast opaque black colors, and huge, sweet, jammy noses of cassis fruit, minerals, flowers, and new oak. Powerfully authoritative flavors that ooze glycerin and fruit extraction are also elegant and harmonious. The t...


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Superb looking bottle. Level was by the neck. Decanted three hours. A very intense, deep, dark red colour. The rich complex nose holds bouquet aromas of black currant and vanilla, spices and smoke with intense, dark fruit aromas. This beauty is full-bodied on the palate with muscular, slightly hard tannins, excellent purity with ripe intense dark fruitiness and moderate acidity. Cedary and vanilla oak aromas are adding complexity to the palate. Rich to the long, supple finish. Still young, but already very concentrated and drinkable wine, which has, many decades ahead.

  • 96p

Colgin's debut wine is holding up tremendously well, with aromas of plum, graphite, wet earth, dried currant, and leather saddle. There is a wonderful integration of tannins, bracing acidity, and a very long finish that persists to this day.

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St. Helena, Napa Valley

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