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2010 Colgin "Cariad" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

SKU #1160330 100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2010 Proprietary Red Cariad reveals great intensity along with abundant notes of unsmoked tobacco leaf interwoven with blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit, charcoal and coffee bean nuances as well as a Pauillac-like lead pencil shaving character ... one of the finest wines I tasted over the 12 days I spent tasting in Napa Valley in late August and early September. (RP) Inner quote mark (10/2013)

97 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2010 Red Wine Cariad is incredibly shut down at this stage. Dark raspberries, flowers, mint and tar emerge over time, but the Cariad remains quite a bit tighter and more introspective than the other wines in this lineup. At the same time, there is a level of purity in the fruit that is striking. This is the tightest of the estate's 2010s. Accordingly, it will require a few years to open up. This is the lowest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon ever used in Cariad. (AG) Inner quote mark (12/2012)

95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Lots of ripe fruit, chocolate and iron. Full body, with loads of velvety tannins and a round and rich palate. It is round and mouthfilling yet fresh and beautiful. Delicious already but will improve with age. Inner quote mark (5/2014)

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Saturated, bright ruby-red. Deeper and darker on the nose than the Tychson Hill cabernet, offering vibrant scents of blackcurrant, graphite minerality and bitter chocolate. At once round and delineated in the mouth, with dark berry and mineral flavors displaying outstanding depth without excess weight. With its very firm tannic structure, this typically Medoc-like wine will need a good eight to ten years to evolve in bottle and may ultimately merit an even higher rating. These vines in Madrona Vineyard in St. Helena were planted on an alluvial fan in the 1980s. (ST) 95+ Inner quote mark (5/2013)

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