The 2006 Colgin "IX Estate" is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot and was only their fifth vintage making this proprietary red blend from their estate vineyards. Clearly, the results just keep getting better and better as their 2006 garnered the perfect 100 points from the doyen of US wine writers and commentators, Robert Parker.
"IX Estate" challenges the myth that wines produced from young vines lack complexity as those from older vines. That being said, as these vines continue to mature and are managed with their meticulous methods, "IX Estate" has become the hallmark of Colgin. The 2006 "IX Estate" was an exciting wine in its making. Throughout its life in barrel, the wine continued to add weight and complexity, and continues to do so since bottling
The 2006 was aged for 20 months in new French oak barrels, and was racked just before blending and bottled in July 2008. Drink beautifully near term, and will continue to age for 20 or more years.