This is our most current release. To learn more about this wine, view the tasting note video below.
2012 Col Solare
“Aromas of black currants, dried fruit, and cherry, blend with subtle notes of anise, spice and cocoa. Tannins are rich and refined on the finish, a characteristic of Red Mountain fruit, with flavors of berries, black fruit, and cocoa.”
– Darel Allwine, Winemaker
The 2012 growing season on Red Mountain started with mild spring temperatures and bud break slightly earlier than normal. Early summer temperatures remained cool, but even, and quickly warmed in July and August, with few heat extremes allowing the fruit to develop to full ripeness. Relatively good weather at the end of September and in early October helped complete ripening and produced wines with fruity aromatics, good color, and elegant tannins.
- 85% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 7% Cabernet Franc
- 4% Merlot
- 4% Syrah