#25 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2018
Like previous Colson vintages, this Colson is a powerhouse. But it’s a powerhouse with finesse. It’s floral and, as Joey puts it, “pretty”. This Colson still delivers all the smoky meat qualities, dark fruits and chocolate of past vintages but with an elegance that lifts the experience. Drink this Colson now or age it over the next 12-15 years.
97 Jeb Dunnuck
From the estate vineyard located high up in the hills above Los Olivos, the 2016 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard has an exotic, beautifully pure bouquet of blueberries, wild strawberries, crushed violets, menthol, and cracked pepper. One of the more pure, elegant and ethereal examples of this Syrah I can recall, it’s a sensational, incredibly compelling, weightless beauty that does everything right. It too can shine today yet has the capacity to age gracefully for 10-15 years.
94 Wine Spectator
A distinctive red, with power, polish and structure, offering floral blueberry and garrigue aromas and dynamic huckleberry, river stone and smoky meat flavors that take on momentum toward the refined tannins. Drink now through 2028.