James Suckling 96
“This has a distinctive nose with dark cherries and blackberries with stylishly cedary oak and a wealth of spiced currants. The palate has a very plush, powerful and well defined tannin structure, bathed in rich ripe-fruit flavor. 94% cabernet sauvignon and 6% cabernet franc”
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 94
“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark, opaque color and a concentrated core of ripe and dusty fruits on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, the wine's dusty features continue in the mouth, with soft black and blue fruits that are chewy and grippy on the palate. The wine finishes long and with fewer tannins than I remember from previous years. It's a lovely wine and will cellar well for years to come. 6,427 cases were made.”
Wine & Spirits 92
”Wildly powerful and monolithic, this develops a warm glow of fruit to pierce the darkness, like a light beam in a mine shaft. The violet and purple fruit flavors are focused and concentrated, the texture sleek and guided by sumptuous oak to a long finish. It’s built for the long haul.”
Wine Spectator 92
”Harmonious and elegantly structured, with expressive blackberry, black olive and toasted spice flavors that build richness toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2025.”
This 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of black cherry, currants, cinnamon and rose petals with subtle notes of vanilla and milk chocolate. Tannins are rich and refined on the finish, a characteristic of Red Mountain fruit, with flavors of berries, dried fruit and cocoa that lingers forever.
Col SolareView all from Col Solare
From its inaugural 1995 vintage, Col Solare's mission has been to unite these two unique viticultural and winemaking cultures to produce a world-class Cabernet Sauvignon-based red wine from the very best Washington fruit.
With opening of a new winery and planting of the estate vineyard on Red Mountain in 2007, that vision has evolved to focus on showcasing the Cabernet Sauvignon of this unique AVA and, ultimately, the specific fruit of the Col Solare estate vineyard. While this vineyard is young, Col Solare's partners and winemaking team have high hopes that it will produce wines to be enjoyed for years to come.