Saturday, December 08, 2012
Col Solare Columbia Valley Red Wine 2006 Wine Review (NW)
Fragrant blueberry, currant, and cream on the nose
Full bodied on the palate
Ultra-smooth and rich finish of berries and white chocolate
Here is a big, rich wine with a lot of ripe fruit and round edges. It's expressive and full bodied, with nice layers and texture. Expect to pay around $70 for this treat.
Col Solare is a joint project between Chateau Ste. Michelle and Antinori, made from Columbia Valley fruit in Washington. The blend is derived from the noble Bordeaux grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. It could cellar, but I like how it shows right now. Raise a glass!