Col Solare is the partnership between two influential wine producers who are recognized leaders in their respective regions: Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori and Washington State’s Chateau Ste. Michelle. Col Solare, Italian for “shining hill,” realizes the partners’ mission to unite two unique viticultural and winemaking cultures to produce an ultra-luxury, limited production Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain.
The 2015 vintage was one of the warmest growing seasons on record in Washington state. Warm temperatures continued through the spring and summer, moderating slightly into fall and extending an early harvest. Overall, 2015 saw optimal ripening across varieties and yielded outstanding wines throughout the region.
This 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of black cherry, berry and dark chocolate that fuse with smooth notes of vanilla and spice. Rich and balanced on the palate, this wine finishes with long lingering flavors of cocoa, black fruits and anise. – Darel Allwine, Winemaker
- 53% Shaw/Quintessence Vineyard
- 29% Col Solare Estate Vineyard
- 11% Corliss Red Mountain Vineyard
- 5% Kiona Heart of the Hill Vineyard
- 2% Klipsun Vineyard
- Barrel Aging:
- 100% new French oak
- 21 months
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- PH: 3.88
- TA: 0.58g/100ml