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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Col Solare  1997
Col Solare 1997
(search item no. 38367)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $74.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Decanter rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Tasting Note: Plump black stone fruits combine with intense aromas of black currant and blackberry and are repeated on the palate, along with rich coffee, mocha, vanilla and tobacco. An elegantly structured wine with great depth and a generous finish.

Blend: 84% cabernet sauvignon, 13% merlot, 3% syrah

Alcohol: 14%

My Notes:

Additional wines from Col Solare:

  • 2008 (search item no. 126239)

About Col Solare:

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 unites these who unique viticultural and winemaking cultures to produce and ultra-luxurty Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine from their winery and estate vineyard on Washington's Red Mountain.