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1995 Col Solare Red Wine Blend

“Sensational black plum color with intense aromas, especially of dark black fruits including blackberry and black currant, with hints of green olive, black pepper and mocha. Predominant mouth flavors are of black currants and blackberry, with vanilla, clove, tobacco, and spice nuances. It has a well-integrated, round structure and a hedonistic, silky, supple, long finish.”

– Marcus Notaro, Winemaker


Spring in the Columbia Valley was warm and sunny, with excellent bloom and set and a moderate number of berry clusters per vine. Although cool summer temperatures slightly delayed the start of harvest, careful canopy management and a rigorous program of crop thinning helped bring the fruit to optimum ripeness. Harvest began in mid-September and continued into late October, delivering grapes brimming with varietal intensity.


72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 2% Syrah