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2012 Colgin Cariad Colgin, Napa Valley, California, USA

In Bond case price:
£2,200.00
Country USA
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Producer Colgin
Vintage 2012
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Red Bordeaux Blend
ABV 15.1%
Format 6x75cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Acquired from the original owner, a Colgin mailing list subscriber who received an allocation directly from the winery; directly imported into the UK by Liquid Assets; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Stock 1 case (in stock and available immediately)

98 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (October 2015)

A close second (and who knows how they might perform at different times and with different foods) is the 2012 Cariad Proprietary Red Wine, made from grapes grown by David Abreu at his estate vineyards in Napa. This blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 9% Petit Verdot shows notes of burning embers/charcoal, blackberry fruit, licorice and floral notes, followed by a full-bodied, dense, layered wine. It has great purity, wonderfully sweet, integrated tannin, and a voluptuous mouthfeel and finish of close to 50+ seconds. This is a stunner that can be drunk now or cellared for another 25-30 years.

97 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (October 2014)

A dark, vibrant wine, the 2012 Cariad races out of the glass with serious intensity. The Cariad has a bit more acid and tannin backbone than the Tychson Hill, which gives the flavors a bit more energy and overall brightness to balance the opulence of the fruit. Graphite, spice and menthol notes flesh out on the finish. Cariad is sourced mostly from David Abreu's Madrona Ranch, with a dollop of fruit from Thorevilos. Historically, Cariad has aged exceptionally well, something that was driven home yet again by the 2002 I tasted on this visit.

Vintage Format Packaging Stock Price Status
2014 3x75cl OWC 1 case £1,000.00 In Bond View
2013 3x75cl OWC 1 case £975.00 In Bond View
2010 3x75cl OWC 1 case £1,400.00 In Bond View