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1997 Col Solare Red Wine Blend

“Plump black stone fruits combine with intense aromas of black currant and blackberry. These dark fruits are prevalent mouth flavors along with rich coffee, mocha, vanilla and tobacco. An elegantly structured wine with great depth and a generous finish.”

– Marcus Notaro, Winemaker


The Columbia Valley’s 1997 growing season started slowly with a cool spring, which delayed bud-break and flowering by two weeks. The fruit caught up in July and August, after a long period of warm, dry weather. Moderating temperatures in September slowed ripening and afforded the fruit more time on the vine. The harvest began in late September and grapes were delivered to the winery rich with varietal flavor.


84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 3% Syrah