This Cabernet based wine has been crafted for earlier enjoyment, while still maintaining the Colgin Cellars hallmarks of Perfume, Freshness, and Minerality.
From our inception, we have aspired to showcase the unique nature of each of our hillside vineyards. Our ethos has been to be hyper-critical, to the point of obsessive, to ensure our wines are the pinnacle expression of their respective sites. This dedication to quality elucidated through the process of selection has been central to our success over the last three decades.
The bounty of the 2016 vintage presented a unique opportunity. An embarrassment of riches from this harvest allowed an even more discerning selection process for our single site wines. We identified a collection of barrels during the completion of our blending process that displayed the intensity and perfume we are known for-yet on a more supple, elegant frame.
This is the inaugural vintage of Jubilation by Colgin Cellars.
Jubilation is a Cabernet Sauvignon based wine created with a selection of barrels displaying earlier drinking characteristics from our three hillside vineyards. These barrels were blended to craft a wine ready to enjoy now with the lineage to age gracefully in your cellar. We intend to produce this wine in future vintages, Mother Nature willing.
2018 Colgin Cellars ‘Jubilation’ Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
2018 will be remembered for its temperate weather throughout the growing season. While the vines lay dormant in winter, rain did not come in its usual fashion. Instead, half of the rain we received did not arrive until after March 1. By mid-April, the rain ceased, and a contented season in the vineyard unfolded, with no dramatic heat events in Napa Valley for the entire year.
The wines of this vintage are classic and pure, conveying a spectrum of flavors and a pixelation of aromas. They exhibit an intellectual character, which displays distinct moods that evolve with time either in the glass or the cellar. Counter to some vintages, the 2018s transform from savory aromatics into deeply fruity ones, rather than vice versa.
ETA early December