Colgin Cellars

Classification

Colgin Cellars doesn't fit neatly into the classifications found in Bordeaux; it belongs to the exclusive league of California Cult Wines, a term coined to describe a small group of wineries producing world-class wines in limited quantities. Comparable notables in this category include Screaming Eagle and Harlan Estate.

Highlights

  • Vintages with 100 point scores: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2015
  • Most popular for its Syrah IX Estate
  • Highest achievement: Membership in the California Cult Wines elite circle

Provenance & Masters Behind the Bottle

Ann Colgin, the leading force behind Colgin Cellars, gained her expertise as a fine art dealer before plunging into the world of viticulture. Her discerning palate and business acumen have propelled the winery into its elite status today. Winemaker Allison Tauziet incorporates traditional methods with modern touches, masterfully contributing to the wine's distinctive qualities.

Vineyard & Craftsmanship

Located in the Pritchard Hill region, Colgin Cellars offers a compelling mix of rocky terrains and microclimates that contribute to the intricate flavors of its wines. Production levels are meticulously managed to maintain exclusivity, limiting output to fewer than 2,800 cases per year. Cabernet Sauvignon is predominant but enriched with proportions of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, contributing to a complex, layered experience.

Aging & Investment Value

Colgin Cellars wines not only provide immediate pleasure but also hold tremendous aging potential, making them sought-after commodities in the wine investment landscape. The wine's scarcity and continuously high demand have consistently led to strong auction performances.

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