COL SOLARE Proprietary Red 2009
Columbia Valley, Washington $45
Blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec.
Col Solare is collaboration of two famous wine producers from different parts of world – Tuscany’s Antinori and Washington State’s Chateau Ste. Michelle.
Robert Parker 93+ rating, “Offering up ripe, decadently styled aromas of blackberry, licorice and crushed stone-like minerality on the nose, it is a big rich 2009 that has solid mid-palate depth and layers of fruit that only partially cover full-throttle tannin. Needing time to round into shape, it will benefit from another 2-3 years of bottle-age and have a solid 15+ years of overall longevity.”