Rich and full of flavor, this 2009 vintage of Col Solare offers aromatics and flavors of crushed berries, cassis, black fruit, and tobacco along with a rich and silky palate and a lingering finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon from Klipsun(RedMountain), ColdCreek(Columbia Valley), Col Solare Estate (Red Mountain), and Kiona Heart of the Hill (Red Mountain) provided great ripeness and power, while Cabernet from Four Feathers (Columbia Valley) added fruit and soft tannins. Merlot from Four Feathers added both power and complexity while Cabernet Franc from Cold Creek added black fruit and spice to the final blend. A small amount of Malbec from the Col Solare Estate Vineyard was also added to soften the mouthfeel and add texture. This is the first vintage where fruit from the Col Solare Estate Vineyard, planted in 2007, becomes an important part of the blend.