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Col Solare Proprietary Red 2006

Col Solare Proprietary Red 2006

Sku: 014924

Col Solare is a partnership between two wine producers who are dominant forces in their respective regions. When Marchese Piero Antinori journeyed to Washington's Columbia Valley in 1992, he discovered an emerging wine region supported by the ardent leadership of Ted Baseler at Chateau Ste. Michelle. The two companies united with a shared goal of producing Washington's best Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine.

 Wine Advocate 93 points (Oct 2009)
A polished red, delivering a lively mouthful of blueberry and currant fruit shaded with nice hints of cream and white pepper. The finish lingers seductively. This is distinctive—and much smoother in texture than previous vintages. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and others. Drink now through 2014. 11,000 cases made. –HS
The 2006 Col Solare is a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Syrah. The wine was aged in 75% French and 25% American oak, 100% new. Deep crimson-colored, it displays a captivating perfume of sandalwood, lavender, incense, spice box, black cherry, black currant, and a hint of chocolate. Medium-bodied, elegant, and already complex, it has layers of succulent fruit, impeccable balance, and a lengthy, pure finish. It will continue to evolve for another 4-6 years and offer a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2026.

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