Great Northwest Wines top wines 100: 40-31

by | Dec 29, 2013 | News | 0 comments

39. Col Solare 2009 Red, Columbia Valley, $75

Washington wineMarcus Notaro – now departed to fabled Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa Valley – was the winemaker behind this glorious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (73%), Merlot (15%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Malbec. Vanilla, dark cherry, blackberry and chocolate aromas announce this is a serious Bordeaux-styled red blend. On the palates, blueberry joins in the fruit chorus, while chocolaty tannins sing a firm base line that fades gradually as a subtle minerality emerges at the finish. This wine displays the finesse for mild venison but has a muscle underneath that can handle a brawny steak as well.

Production: 5,000 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Articles credited to Great Northwest Wine are authored by Eric Degerman and other contributors. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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