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2005 Col Solare
Red Bordeaux Blend
- Columbia Valley
Community Tasting Notes 101
ibglowin Likes this wine: (93 points)
March 6, 2016 - Still had several more years left in the bottle. Not fading by any means One of the best bottles of wine I have ever had. Lovely fruit, silky smooth tannins, long finish, what more could you want.
MikeyLJ Likes this wine: (94 points)
March 5, 2016 - Clarified purple hue. Intense nose of juicy plums, blackfruits, barnyard, old woods, abundance of earthiness. Dry, full bodied high acidity. high,refined tannins. Medium plus alcohol. Intense flavors of blackberries, chocolate, plums, plums skins, baking spices, gamey, vanilla, leather, meaty and savoury mushrooms. Hints of rubber/tar. Great finish. Very well made. Favorite Col Solare.
jbehrendt Likes this wine: (90 points)
February 27, 2016 - Drank with rib roast and boiled potatoes. Really quite good. Someone told me that this is the Washington State Opus One. Not true, but enjoyable anyway.
vinodolphin Likes this wine: (93 points)
February 12, 2016 - As expected; smooth and delicious with a long finish.
ciesel wrote: (94 points)
December 26, 2015 - Distinctive Red Mt fruit and dust. Drinking beautifully. Fully integrated, smooth with long lingering finish.
Pro Reviews 4
By Richard Hemming
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By Stephen Tanzer
November/December 2008, IWC Issue #141 (link)
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Washington Wine Report
By Sean Sullivan
8/27/2009 (link) **** points
(Col Solare Col Solare Columbia Valley) A very different wine than the 2006 with more fruit aromas and tastes, including blueberry and blackberry, along with pencil shavings, a touch of vanilla, and a light floral bouquet. An elegant wine that is still built to last. 71% Cabernet; 25% Merlot; 4% Cabernet Franc. 14.5% alcohol. 7,000 cases produced.
By Richard Jennings
5/13/2009 (link) 93 points
(Col Solare) Opaque black red violet color; lavender, blackberry and black fruit nose; tasty, focused, black fruit, blackberry and charcoal palate; medium-plus finish
- Vintage 2005
- Type Red
- Producer Col Solare
- Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region Washington
- SubRegion Columbia Valley
- Appellation Columbia Valley
- UPC Code 088586000171
- Pending Delivery 7 (0%)
- In Cellars 1,332 (52%)
- Consumed 1,210 (47%)
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