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Col Solare Red Wine Columbia Valley
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Wine Description

(From 2005 Vintage) Aromas of black cherry, berry and dark chocolate fuse with smooth notes of vanilla and spice. Rich and balanced on the palate, this wine finishes with long, lingering flavors of cocoa, black fruits, and vanilla.

Winemaker's Notes

Col Solare is a Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine with profound density, complex flavors and a supple texture. It is full-bodied, rich, and aromatic. Intense fruit character and mature tannins deliver uncompromising finesse and style. For each vintage, the winemakers' mission is to join two distinct cultures, Washington and Tuscan, new-world and old-world, to create a wine with concentrated flavors, aromatics and supple tannins that lead into a seductive, lingering finish. The wine's concentrated plum, blueberry and black raspberry aromatics are joined by hints of vanilla, read more...spice and cedar. Equally evident on the palate are raspberry, black pepper and spice layered with dark chocolate and roasted nut. The texture is supple and refined, leading to a seductive, lingering finish. (hide)

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    Spice, violet, and dark fruit, very nice, robust flavor

    7 months
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  • Wine & Spirits
    Col Solare, the joint venture between Chateau Ste. Michelle and Antinori, completed its new Red Mountain facility in time to produce this 2006. Composed largely of cabernet and merlot, the wine buzzes with lithe energy when first poured but shows little else. A day of air brings it into focus with scents of tobacco leaf, cedar and black cherry, the flavors bearing out all those aromatic elements. But itrsquo;s the winersquo;s texture mdash; wiry, energetic and completely poised mdash; that may have you returning over and over to the glass. This is seriously elegant, and still very young. Cellar it, then serve with herb-crusted lamb chops.
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    This impressive dark purple wine opens with a light black cherry like bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is very smooth, well balanced, and elegant. The wine displays very appealing bl...