Col Solare Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley 1999

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WINEMAKERS' NOTES Sensational chocolate and caramel aromas join with an earthy note and a hint of tobacco to introduc...

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Firm and focused, built for balance over power, with an undercurrent of black cherry and currant fruit running under several layers of dusky spice ... Read more

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2011

Firm and focused, built for balance over power, with an undercurrent of black cherry and currant fruit running under several layers of dusky spice and dried herb notes. It all echoes on the chewy finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Malbec. ... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Washington in USA. 1999 Col Solare Proprietary Red 750ml


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WINEMAKERS' NOTES Sensational chocolate and caramel aromas join with an earthy note and a hint of tobacco to introduce a wine with generous black currant and black cherry, set off by a trace of allspice. Silky, with both abundant, soft tannins and plenty of muscle, this is a wine of significant dimension. VINEYARDS Grown in the Columbia Valley in south central Washington State. VINTAGE Anyone who doubts the positive effect of "hang time" need only learn more about the 1999 vintage in Washington's Columbia Valley. What began as a worrisome vintage turned out to be a very memorable year yielding grapes with rich, ripe flavors and excellent balance. Because summer temperatures were cooler than usual, we thinned heavily to ensure ripening. Then, in late August, cool temperatures gave way to a warm September and October. The moderately warm, even temperatures that prevailed throughout September and October resulted in extra hang time for a well-balanced crop. This, combined with the vintage's small berry size, resulted in grapes brimming with intense flavor and complexity. VINTERS Col Solare is a winemaking partnership between Tuscany's Marchesi Antinori and Washington State's Chateau Ste. Michelle that began in the vineyards of the Columbia Valley with Piero Antinori's on-going attraction to unique viticultural regions. In 1992, Piero made his first trip to the Columbia Valley. Impressed by the quality and diversity of Washington wines, Antinori began discussing a partnership with Chateau Ste. Michelle that would challenge them both to step out of their own proven perspectives to achieve something new. The idea took hold, and Col Solare was born with the 1995 vintage. ACCLAIM 92 points -Wine Enthusiast 91 points -The Wine Advocate ANALYSIS AT BOTTLING Percentage Alcohol.......14.4% Total Acidity............0.59/100ml pH.......................3.62 Blend....................70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Syrah, 2% Malbec

WINEMAKERS' NOTES Sensational chocolate and caramel aromas join with an earthy note and a hint of tobacco to introduce a wine with generous black currant and black cherry, set off by a trace of allspice. Silky, with both abundant, soft tannins and plenty of muscle, this is a wine of significant dimension. VINEYARDS Grown in the Columbia Valley in south central Washington State. VINTAGE Anyone who doubts the positive effect of "hang time" need only learn more about the 1999 vintage in Washington's Columbia Valley. What began as a worrisome vintage turned out to be a very memorable year yielding grapes with rich, ripe flavors and excellent balance. Because summer temperatures were cooler than usual, we thinned heavily to ensure ripening. Then, in late August, cool temperatures gave way to a warm September and October. The moderately warm, even temperatures that prevailed throughout September and October resulted in extra hang time for a well-balanced crop. This, combined with the vintage's small berry size, resulted in grapes brimming with intense flavor and complexity. VINTERS Col Solare is a winemaking partnership between Tuscany's Marchesi Antinori and Washington State's Chateau Ste. Michelle that began in the vineyards of the Columbia Valley with Piero Antinori's on-going attraction to unique viticultural regions. In 1992, Piero made his first trip to the Columbia Valley. Impressed by the quality and diversity of Washington wines, Antinori began discussing a partnership with Chateau Ste. Michelle that would challenge them both to step out of their own proven perspectives to achieve something new. The idea took hold, and Col Solare was born with the 1995 vintage. ACCLAIM 92 points -Wine Enthusiast 91 points -The Wine Advocate ANALYSIS AT BOTTLING Percentage Alcohol.......14.4% Total Acidity............0.59/100ml pH.......................3.62 Blend....................70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Syrah, 2% Malbec

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