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2001 Col Solare Red Wine Blend

“Intense black raspberry and plum aromatics are threaded with cedar, allspice and a touch of vanilla. Raspberry and blackberry are equally prominent on the palate where they join with dark chocolate and roasted walnut flavors. Refined tannins create a supple, approachable mouthfeel that lingers to a balanced and memorable finish.”

– Marcus Notaro, Winemaker


The 2001 vintage produced ripe, aromatic wines with big, soft tannins and flavor complexity. Bud break occurred in mid-April, approximately one week later than a typical year, and cool temperatures at flowering limited the fruit set to fewer berries per cluster. April and May fluctuated between cool and warm periods. Summer temperatures were consistently warm, producing a season that was even and extended. Harvest started in early September and the last grapes were harvested by mid-November. The longer hang time resulted in balanced, elegant fruit; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah emerged as the vintage’s stars — powerful and full flavored.


57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 6% Syrah, 2% Malbec