colgin, ix estate syrah, napa valley 2017
WINE SPECTATOR
93
JAMES SUCKLING
96

2017 colgin, ix estate syrah, napa valley

Why We're Buying

Colgin Cellars has the Midas Touch. Colgin IX Estate Syrah is just the latest example. The ultra-expensive syrah draws inspiration from the Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage regions of France, yielding "one of the most unique syrahs being made in California." In 2016, Jeb Dunnuck imparted a perfect score on the vintage.

Critics Scores

WINE SPECTATOR
93

Wine Spectator

Plush and ripe, featuring jammy blueberry and black cherry flavors, layered with chunky chocolate, toasted cinnamon and smoky meat notes. Finishes with polished tannins. Drink now through 2026.

JAMES SUCKLING
96

James Suckling

What a wonderful red with blackberry, clove, dried-meat and tea aromas. Full-bodied, really fine and polished. It caresses your palate. Chocolate, tiramisu and hints of sandalwood. Intensely flavorful. Super syrah. Drink or hold.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Very deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 IX Syrah Estate opens with the most beautiful nose of crushed black berries, boysenberries, mulberries, chocolate-covered cherries, star anise and red roses with touches of garrigue, mandarin peel and fragrant earth. Medium-bodied, the palate is very firm and elegant with approachably ripe, rounded tannins and layer upon layer of perfumed flavors. It has a long pepper and spice-laced finish. Very impressive!

JEB DUNNUCK
99

Jeb Dunnuck

Lastly, and all destemmed aged 18 months in roughly 70% new French oak, the 2017 Syrah IX Estate needs to be tasted to be believed. It’s hard to understand how this incredible wine was produced in a vintage like 2017. Revealing a deep purple color as well as a monster bouquet of blackberries, orange blossom, smoked meat, bacon fat, and spring flower, it's deep, full-bodied, and beautifully pure on the palate, with silky tannins and a singular, exotic character. It’s not easy to find, but unquestionably worth the effort!