colgin, ix estate syrah, napa valley 2017

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

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!

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