2008 Col Solare Red Wine Columbia Valley Washington ( 93 Pts Wine Advocate)

2008 Col Solare Red Wine Columbia Valley Washington ( 93 Pts Wine Advocate)
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Product Description

From an extended vintage that saw solid hang time, the 2008 Col Solare (67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 3% Syrah) shows a cool, elegant profile with black currant, mineral, smoke, wild herbs and graphite along with a medium to full-bodied, fresh and pure palate. Featuring clean, integrated acidity and a layered, pure profile, it has the structure to continue evolving gracefully for another decade or more. Drink now-2023. 93 Points The Wine Advocate

CABERNET SAUVIGNON from Klipsun (Red Mountain), Cold Creek (Columbia Valley), Coyote Canyon (Horse Heaven Hills), and Kiona Heart of the Hill (Red Mountain) provided great ripeness and power, while Cabernet fruit from Hedges (Red Mountain), Four Feathers (Columbia Valley), and Stone Tree (Wahluke Slope) along with MERLOT from Coyote Canyon (Horse Heaven Hills) was more fruit-centered and helped soften the blend. Merlot from Four Feathers and Klipsun (Red Mountain), added both power and complexity, while CABERNET FRANC from Cold Creek added black fruits and spice to the final blend. A small amount of Syrah from Ranch at the End of the Road (Red Mountain) was also added to increase mouthfeel and texture. Winemaker’s notes “Rich and full of flavor, this 2008 vintage of Col Solare offers aromatics of cassis, black fruit, and tobacco, and an elegant, silky, lasting finish.” – Marcus Notaro, Winemaker Vintners Col Solare is the partnership between two influential wine producers who are recognized leaders in their respective regions: Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori and Washington State’s Chateau Ste. Michelle. Col Solare, Italian for “shining hill,” realizes the partners’ mission to unite two unique viticultural and winemaking cultures to produce an ultra-luxury Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine.