Col Solare Named a "Best Washington Wine" by Seattle Magazine
The 2006 vintage of Col Solare has been named "Best Red Proprietary Blend over $20" in Seattle Magazine's "Best Washington Wines 2011" feature. The feature runs in the magazine's April issue, on stands now.
In the write-up for the award, the magazine calls Col Solare a "super-Washington blend," comparing it to the Super-Tuscan wines pioneered by Italy's Marchesi Antinori, a parent of Col Solare along with Washington's Chateau Ste. Michelle.
The article praises Col Solare winemaker Marcus Notaro for his ability to "bring out the best in Washington fruit," and calls Col Solare "a rich, silky example of how perfect fruit and finesse in winemaking create a wine that is at the pinnacle of the craft in Washington state."