Colgin Cellars IX Estate Syrah 2009
The IX Estate Syrah is characterized by the Old World aromatics of the Northern Rhone and a remarkably nuanced bouquet of cured meat, pepper, blackberry, coffee, and acacia, graced with a black, floral uplift. Its voluptuous texture, savory palate with mouthwatering tannins, and dense black color is truly irresistible, smooth, and expressive. Considered "one of the most unique Syrahs being made in California today."
Colgin Cellars, completed in 2002, is located at the northern end of IX Estate ("Number 9 Estate"), on a secluded mountaintop in the Pritchard Hill area of St. Helena, California. The state-of-the-art winery provides an inspiring view of Lake Hennessey, reflecting a remarkable marriage of classic design and contemporary technology. Here the graceful lines of a Mediterranean villa, the round, barrel-like signature of the cellar, and vineyards that intimately surround the estate integrate the winemaker's craft with its ecology, creating a noble place that is at once Californian in spirit and timeless in character.