Col Solare Wines

(509) 588-6806 50207 Via Antinori
Benton City, WA 99320
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The partners agreed in 2005 that a winery properly scaled and singularly focused on Col Solare would best realize the wine's extra-ordinary potential. They chose property on Red Mountain to build Col Solare, Italian for "shining hill." On April 12th, 2007, Col Solare celebrated its grand opening. The refined state-of-the-art winery was constructed from sustainable materials. Behind the dramatic 300 foot stone and concrete wall that emulates the basalt cliffs lining the valley, the winemaking cellar and adjoining "barri cai" enjoy the natural cooling temperature of the earth. Panoramic views reveal the landscape of the Columbia Valley and Horse Heaven Hills below. – Description from Kursulla

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

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  • Col Solare Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley Shining Hill 2007

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    The wine is a lovely deep ruby in the glass with good clarity. The nose is a nice combination of leather, oak, ripe plum, and cocoa lower that washes over a base of fresh herbs and green grass. The taste is quite nice with a blast of ripe plum, blackberries and cassis up front that transitions to some mineral notes mid palate, iron, limestone an... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • I am planning a trip in the next 3-4 weeks to travel to Washington and Oregon to explore the wineries .would appreciate any suggestions. I am flying into Seattle  then driving to the tri city area. My thoughts are to spend 3-4 days in this area then go to the Pinot area southeast of Portland for 2-3 days then back to Seattle for 2-3 days. I know... Read More

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  • Col Solare Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley 2002

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    dark fruit, currants, cassis, some pepper. beautifully brightly balanced. needs more time and its already 10 years old! Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • Col Solare Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley 2008

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    dark fruit and a bit floral, some rose. gorgeous aromas, elegant and worth it! Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • Col Solare Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley 2007

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    While I think I prefer the '06, the '07 is still a masterful wine from Col Solare. Assertive, ripe, and quite complex. Lots of blackberries, blackcurrents, with touches of vanilla and it finishes with chocolate-covered espresso beans. Read More

    Wine review by Matthew Hugh Walker


  • Col Solare Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley 2006

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    This was the wine that started me on my love affair with Washington Bordeaux Blends. Exquisitely crafted, the wine is subtle yet powerful, dense, complex and extremely enjoyable. Cocoa powder is immediacies apparent on the nose along with black cherries the wine reminds one of a black forest cake. Beyond this there's pepper, graphite, mineral... Read More

    Wine review by Matthew Hugh Walker


  • Columbia Valley 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by rugbydan14


  • On May 26th, since it was a couple days after my birthday, I decided we would do wines with some age on them.  Everyone brought their own bottle to contribute and we had some truly interesting and remarkable wines.  I have linked them here.Some big surprises from a few wines one might assume would have gone past their time and would be well into... Read More

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  • Col Solare Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley 2001

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    Dark. Red, black and blue fruit on the nose. Rich and coating on the palate with flavors of purple, blue and black berry fruit. Plum. Light pepper notes. Rich and luscious. 91 pts.5/26/12 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • The other day while rating a Jettlynn Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon a thought entered my head. With Snooth's system of 1 to 5 we know pretty much of how we are going to rate our tasted wines. My favorite wine is a Malbec which I reserve the number 4 in the rating system. This Jettlynn 07 Cabernet was also a 4 in my mind. This is where my questi... Read More

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