Col Solare Red Wine 2013
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Wine AdvocateComing from the Col Solare and Quintessence vineyards on Red Mountain, the 2013 Proprietary Red is a rich, fabulously textured, full-bodied effort the has tons of black cherry and cassis fruits intermixed with notes of licorice, smoked herbs, graphite and lead pencil aromas and flavors. Made from a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot and 2% Malbec that spent 22 months in 100% new French oak, drink this pure, layered and polished Red Mountain Bordeaux blend over the coming 15-20 years.
Wine EnthusiastCabernet Sauvignon (88%) takes the lead on this wine, with the balance Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. Aromas of blackberry, blue fruit, flowers and barrel spice are followed by pitch-black-fruit flavors. Lightly chewy tannins provide some heft but have room to broaden.
Wine SpectatorFocused, spicy, peppery and appealing, with a core of blueberry and currant fruit, dancing into the long and expressive finish. Firm tannins remain an underlying factor. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. Best from 2018 through 2023. 7,025 cases made.