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2002 Col Solare Red Wine (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Chateau Ste Michelle ste-michelle.com   details
Appellation: Columbia Valley - Washington State - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$64.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: January 7, 2007 , John King
"great"
rated: April 28, 2006 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
94 points "Col Solare, a collaboration between Chateau Ste. Michelle and Italy’s Marchese Piero Antinori, is coming into its own. The terrific 2002 Col Solare is unquestionably the finest to date. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 20% Syrah, it explodes from the glass with aromas of black fruits, tar, and licorice. Armed with gorgeous intensity, this broad, medium to full-bodied wine displays tar, blackberry, rose, and dark cherry flavors reminiscent of a top-notch Italian wine. Pure, powerful, and studded with exquisitely ripe tannin, this gem also reveals a long, suave finish. While it can be aged for up to 10 years, I suggest drinking it over the next 5-6 as I believe its flavor profile will ultimately be dominated by cedar and tobacco flavors." Best 2006-2012
rated: June 15, 2006 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
90 points "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. 4,653 cases made. –HS" Best 2006-2010
rated: November 30, 2008 , from a member
94 points "Robert parker rating"
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