John (sharkman_75) wrote in carpe_vinum,

2000 Col Solare

Last weekend, I prepared a great Father's Day for my dad (which we all enjoyed). I fixed grilled rib steaks, so I wanted a good red wine to compliment the meal. I selected a 2000 Col Solare. This is one of my "special occasion" bottles that we've been hanging on to. It's a "red table wine" which has become one of my favorite styles. This wine is a blend (86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and 4% Syrah). From the website:
winemakers’ notes Highly concentrated raspberry, vanilla bean and Belgian dark chocolate aromatics are threaded with anise, clove and cinnamon. Equally intense flavors of raspberry, black cherry and smoky-toast are complemented by hints of spice. Muscular yet richly supple, this is a wine that rewards with a long, elegantly proportioned finish.

This wine aged so nicely. It was very rich (almost velvety) in both flavor and body. This is one of those bottles you want to just keep drinking all night long. It had a long finish and went so well with dinner. If you want to drop some coin on a "special occasion" bottle, this is one I'd certainly recommend.

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