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2012 Col Solare Red Wine Blend

“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 Wine Advocate
June 29th, 2015


Wine Enthusiast
November 1st, 2015


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