Ageability

A focus on balance helps insure that Col Solare is a wine of great aging potential, vintage after vintage.

The wine is crafted to be rich but balanced, the characteristics most important to ageability. The winemaking team's gentle handling of the wines while they age, including gravity racking and consistent topping off of finishing wines, helps to retain freshness once the wine is bottled. That freshness, in turn, helps to preserve the wine's flavor characteristics and tannin balance as the wine ages in bottle.

The videos and chart below outline the tasting notes and aging recommendations.

Vintage Recommendation Tasting Notes
1995 Col Solare Red Wine Blend Drink Play Video
1996 Col Solare Red Wine Blend Drink Play Video
1997 Col Solare Red Wine Blend Drink Play Video
1998 Col Solare Red Wine Blend Drink Play Video
1999 Col Solare Red Wine Blend Drink Play Video
2000 Col Solare Red Wine Blend Drink Play Video
2001 Col Solare Red Wine Blend Drink Play Video
2002 Col Solare Red Wine Blend Drink Play Video
2003 Col Solare Red Wine Blend Drink Play Video
2004 Col Solare Red Wine Blend Drink or Hold Play Video
2005 Col Solare Red Wine Blend Drink or Hold Play Video
2006 Col Solare Red Wine Blend Drink or Hold Play Video
2007 Col Solare Red Wine Blend Drink or Hold Play Video
2008 Col Solare Red Wine Blend Drink or Hold Play Video
2009 Col Solare Red Wine Blend Drink or Hold
2010 Col Solare Red Wine Blend Drink or Hold Play Video
2011 Col Solare Red Wine Blend Drink or Hold Play Video
2012 Col Solare Red Wine Blend Drink or Hold Play Video
2013 Col Solare Red Wine Blend Drink or Hold
2014 Col Solare Cabernet Sauvignon Drink or Hold