2006 Col Solare US Red Blend "Red Wine"
Winery: Col Solare
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Wine"
Wine Category: US Red Blend
Grape blend: 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, and 2% Syrah
Region: Columbia Valley
State or country: WA
Cases produced: 11,000
KWG Score: 94.1 (based on 6 reviews)
Average Virtual Score: 93 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)
Review date: December 21, 2009
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored red blend wine dominated its mini flight. It was just obviously superior to its competitors. It opens with an appealing smoky oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a very appealing blend of black cherry and black currant with beautifully integrated light oak. The finish is quite dry and its moderate tannins show excellent length. This wine will appeal to both Old World and New World fans. Pair this gem with a Cowboy ribeye steak. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Aromas of black cherry, currants, and blackberry blend with subtle notes of vanilla and milk chocolate. Tannins are rich and refined on the finish, a characteristic of Red Mountain fruit, with flavors of berries, black fruit, and cocoa. Marcus Notaro, Winemaker
Organic status: not organic
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