Double 100-Pointer - 2013 Colgin IX Estate, Napa Valley Cult Wine
Colgin Cellars Collection - Make ordinary evenings Extraordinary
Ann Colgin, Founder of Colgin Cellars has been quoted as saying, "The pandemic taught me the value of slowing down and savoring my family, favorite friendships and best bottles. We opened wines we were saving for special occasions and made ordinary evenings extraordinary!”
"... utterly exceptional wine ... impeccable winemaking and upbringing"
100 Points - Robert M. Parker, Jr. - Oct 2015
When it comes to California vintages 2013 was LEGENDARY. The hallmark of 2013 is thus a marriage of ripe fruit with savory qualities that California’s wines can sometimes lack. That makes for striking complexity and sophistication in the glass. This is an all time great California vintage that every wine connoisseur should have in their collection. We are proud to offer the 2013 vintage Chateau Pavie that received two 100-point scores from Jeb Dunnuck and Robert Parker. Available in Bottle and in OWC. Check out the other 100 Point Colgin wines too! It is a statement when there are MANY!
"This is an incredible lineup of wines from Ann Colgin, her winemaker Allison Tauziet and Bordeaux winemaking consultant Dr. Alain Raynaud. Of course, they have David Abreu, the superstar of viticulturalists, looking after their vineyards which, are meticulously and fastidiously maintained as well as drop-dead beautiful terroirs." -Robert Parker
"Another perfect wine from Ann Colgin and her winemaking team is the 2013 IX Proprietary Red Estate. An absolutely compelling wine, with notes of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, blueberry, blackberry and cassis, it has the full smorgasbord of black and blue fruits, wonderfully integrated, toasty oak, acidity and tannin, a floral note that is unmistakable, and great richness, density and purity. It is an utterly exceptional wine and a tribute to not only a great vineyard, but impeccable winemaking and upbringing. It should drink well for 30+ years as well." Robert M. Parker, Jr. October 2019
100 Points — Robert Parker
"An absolute beast of a wine, the 2013 Ix Estate checks in as a mix of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot that’s all from the estate located at the top of Pritchard Hill. Still a primordial wine that reminds me of a barrel sample, its vivid, saturated purple color is followed by an incredible bouquet of black and blue fruits, graphite, spring flowers, and scorched earth. With a deep, full-bodied, massive mid-palate, background oak, and beautiful purity and freshness, it’s a tour de force and may be the most massive yet perfectly balanced wine I’ve ever tasted. It’s incredible today in an academic sort of way, but it won’t start to hit maturity for at least another decade. Hats off to superstar winemaker Allison Tauziet who, in this critic’s opinion, fashions some of the most profound and captivating wines on the planet!" November 2019
100 Points — Jeb Dunnuck
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