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.

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Col Solare Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 “This has a wealth of rich and intense dark plums and mulberries that really saturate the sleek and fleshy palate. Impressive concentration in an open- knit and approachable mode. 100% cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold.”  Wine Spectator 92 “Expressive and refined, in an
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Col Solare Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94“Notes of smoked tobacco, black currants, licorice and a gravelly minerality all flow to a rich, multi- dimensional and concentrated yet elegant Cabernet. It needs short term cellaring, but it's a beautiful wine that is going to have 15-20 years of overall longevity.”

Col Solare Red 2013
94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94 "Coming from the Col Solare and Quintessence vineyards on Red Mountain, the 2013 Proprietary Red is a rich, fabulously textured, full-bodied effort the has tons of black cherry and cassis fruits intermixed with notes of licorice, smoked herbs, graphite and lead pencil aromas and

Col Solare Red 2012
94  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 94  "Up there with the best vintages of this cuvee to date, Col Solare's 2012 Proprietary Red (a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend that spent 22 months in 100% new French oak) has textbook Red Mountain structure and depth, as well as lots of crème de cassis, black raspberries,

Col Solare Red 2011
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "More approachable, yet still beautiful, the 2011 Col Solare checks in as a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Malbec. It exhibits classy ripe black currants, charred meats, licorice and toasty notes to go with a full-bodied, layered and seamless

Col Solare Red 2008
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "From an extended vintage that saw solid hang time, the 2008 Col Solare (67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 3% Syrah) shows a cool, elegant profile with black currant, mineral, smoke, wild herbs and graphite along with a medium to full-bodied, fresh and pure

Col Solare Red 2007
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 "An excellent Col Solare; the best yet. It has suppleness and structure, with a panoply of fruits, from cassis to slightly candied cherries. The barrel notes are here in proportion, adding toast and coffee and chocolate, and the tannins are firm and polished. A strong core leads

Col Solare 'Shining Hill' Red 2006
"Maximum enjoyment without years of aging - a unique preview of the vintage and the characteristics that will be found in the next vintage of our flagship wine. Aromas of bing cherry, plum and dried fruits lead into a silky smooth palate with lots of fruit, particularly cherry, and a touch of spice

Col Solare Red 2006
93  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 93 "The 2006 Col Solare is a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Syrah. The wine was aged in 75% French and 25% American oak, 100% new. Deep crimson-colored, it displays a captivating perfume of sandalwood, lavender, incense,

Col Solare Red 2002
90  Wine Spectator 
 Wine Spectator 90 "Lean and austere, this one aims for subtle and delivers a beautifully proportioned package. It has refreshing acidity to support the dark berry and dusky herb flavors, lingering nicely as the finish slowly fades. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Drink now through 2010.