Colgin IX Estate 2016


You will not find a better deal on a wine that has THREE perfect ratings and a proven track record to produce some of the finest wines in Napa. The 2016 Colgin Ix Estate is jaw-droppingly good and we have the best price in the United States. Under $600 a bottle while the competition is asking for nearly $630! 

Ann Colgin, a former fine art dealer, began her label in 1992, and it quickly became one of the most sought-after names in Napa. Wine making duties were originally handled by Helen Turley, then Mark Aubert in 1999. In other words, an A list roster of the best winemakers in Napa Valley is at the helm of this enterprise. As with most of the world's truly great wines, Colgin's philosophy revolves around low yields and meticulous care of the fruit in the vineyard, winery and transportation between the two. We have heard many non-Napa drinkers say that the wines of Colgin are the best made wines in all of California and the only ones they will drink.

IX Estate, another Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, is from Colgin’s highest altitude vineyard and displays clay, herbs, dark fruit notes and sweet well-balanced tannins. The number IX refers to the parcel number and is also significant as the date Ann and Joe were married: 9/9. Wine critic Robert Parker called the IX Estate, “as close to a viticultural nirvana as I’ve ever seen”.


"The 2016 IX Proprietary Red Estate is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple, it comes strutting out of the glass with flamboyant Black Forest cake, blueberry compote and plum pudding notions plus hints of spice cake, unsmoked cigars, menthol, licorice and dusty soil and accented by wafts of tar and black tea. The palate is full-bodied yet incredibly poised and vibrant with amazing freshness and very fine-grained, very firm tannins. It possesses the most provocative earthy sparks, providing arresting depth to the very long, beautifully perfumed finish. Stunning."

100 Pts Robert Parker


"Another perfect wine is the 2016 IX Estate, which is made from 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot, all from the hillside vineyard at the estate, high up on Pritchard Hill. It’s another ethereal, pure, seamless wine that does everything right. Huge notes of crème de cassis, ground herbs and tobacco, graphite, chocolate, and spring flower notes all emerge from this full-bodied 2016 that has building tannins, incredible depth of fruit, no hard edges, and a terrific finish. I wrote “wow” three times in my notes on this beauty. Hide bottles for 3-5 years if you can, and it’s capable of lasting for 3-4 decades. It’s another magical wine from winemaker Allison Tauziet that just could not be any better."

100 Pts Jeb Dunnuck


"Aromas of blackberries, black truffles, burnt orange peel, forest floor and blueberries. Decadent. Full to medium body. The tannins are so tight and dense with super fine and caressing texture. An amazing, mesmerizing wine. Drinkable and glorious, but better after 2022." 

100 Pts James Suckling

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