from a wide variety of published reviews about our wines.
Blackberries and cassis wrapped in mocha, vanilla, spice and red earth, with firm but plush tannins worthy of a top-notch Boudreaux blend.
This Washinton wine is composed of 75 percent cabernet sauvignon, 20 percent merlot and 5 percent cabernet franc. A lovely woodsy smell of evergreen, oak, under bush, blueberries, blackberries and brambles. Smooth, sophisticated and fairly delicious. It’s velvety, with no sharp edges and a full-body with a lingering finish. It’s a tasty, food friendly, luxurious wine that’s worth the occasional splurge.
Col Solare Shines Bright on Red Mountain, Woodinville - feature piece on Col Solare's 2007 vintage and opening of Bottega. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and the famed Marchesi Antinori of Italy bill their Col Solare collaboration as "two unique wine cultures, one extraordinary Washington wine." And the latest creation of Ste. Michelle winemaker Marcus Notaro and Antinori's head enologist Renzo Cotarella ranks among the best since the label's debut vintage of 1995. Notaro developed one of his best releases just a few months after Piero Antinori helped christen the new winery facility near the top of Red Mountain. The nose is classic cab with cassis, black cherry, Belgian chocolate, coffee and graphite powder. And there's a graceful continuation of dark cherries and chocolate to the palate. There's already maturity to the structure with supreme balance of acidity and tannin and a finish of black licorice and black olive.