Spectrum Fine Wine Auctions Home

The July 2021 Auction: Part 4

Auction # 668 | View Auction Schedule and Details
Back to auction lot listing Back to Auction Lot Listing
Auction Ends: 7/22/2021 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #245. Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard 1995

Description: Consists of 3 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 98 RP.
“I realize perfection in wine, like perfection in anything, is in the eyes of the beholder, and there are those who believe perfection is simply unobtainable. But in my mind, the 1996 and 1995 come close to perfection . . . . These extraordinary expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon are awesomely concentrated and endowed, while at the same time elegant and amazingly harmonious. The equilibrium between the wines' component parts - new oak, alcohol, tannin, acidity, and extract - is right on, with nothing out of place . . . . Both possess Colgin's tell-tale opaque black/purple color, phenomenal aromatics consisting of blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, cassis, subtle new oak, and a notion of floral scents (is it acacia or lilac?). In the mouth, both wines are full-bodied, remarkably supple and opulent, with a purity and presence of fruit that must be tasted to be believed. Their finishes last for 45+ seconds . . . . They are the quintessential examples of Cabernet Sauvignons that marry power with elegance. As a friend said after tasting a Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon, "they float like a butterfly, but sting like a bee." I am not sure Mohammad Ali or Ann Colgin would agree with that, but it paints another picture of these extraordinary wines.” Wine Advocate #114, Dec 1997
Provenance: The Aquamarine Cellar
Notes: 2 Neck, 1 base neck.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $850

Image Gallery



- Indicates you are the winning bidder for a specific lot.
- Indicates you are the highest bidder for a specific lot.
- Indicates you have been outbid on a specific lot.
*Price includes BP if auction is closed
^Reserve not met