Wine Review: Col Solare Cabernet Sauvignon

Basic Information

Name – Col Solare Cabernet Sauvignon

Producer – Col Solare

Vintage – 2014

Region – USA – Washington – Columbia Valley

Varietal – Cabernet Sauvignon

Pricing – $75.00


This Col Solare Cabernet Sauvignon is clear and deep purple in color.


The nose is clean with a medium intensity of aromas. Aromas consist of black fruits such as blackberry, black plum, and black currant. An herbaceous note like eucalyptus followed by some chocolate cocoa and spice.


The wine is dry with medium + acidity and a full body with medium plus tannins. It has a pronounced intensity of flavors in the profile. Notes followed the nose for the most part with blackberry and black currant, followed by the eucalyptus. The dark chocolate like notes intermingled with some spice for a nice long finish.

Overall Experience

This Col Solare Cabernet Sauvignon had balance, complexity, intensity and length, which makes it an outstanding wine. This wine can be for drinking now, but suitable for further aging due to the high acidity and tertiary notes.


Food – Beef, Veal, Poultry – Capital Grille Wagyu Cheeseburger (Phenomenal Pairing)

Cigar – 601 SteelHamlet TabaqueroGurkha Master SelectVilliger La Flor de Ynclan Lancero Especial,  Fuente Fuente OpusX

Publication Ratings

Wine Advocate – 94+pts.

Wine & Spirits – 94pts.

Winemakers Notes

“This 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is a celebration of the 20th vintage of Col Solare. The wine offers aromas of black cherry, currants, cinnamon and rose petals with subtle notes of vanilla and milk chocolate. Tannins are rich and refined on the finish, a characteristic of Red Mountain fruit, with flavors of berries, dried fruit and cocoa that lingers forever.” – Darel Allwine, Winemaker

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