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Col SolareDear Enotecans,

We have a great opportunity coming up to taste some ultra premium wines and meet an incredible wine maker next Wednesday.  Read more about it below and get tickets to attend!

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What is 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.

From its inaugural 1995 vintage, Col Solare’s mission has been to unite these two unique viticultural and winemaking cultures to produce a world-class Cabernet Sauvignon-based red wine from the very best Washington fruit.

With opening of a new winery and planting of the estate vineyard on Red Mountain in 2007, that vision has evolved to focus on showcasing the Cabernet Sauvignon of this unique AVA and, ultimately, the specific fruit of the Col Solare estate vineyard. While this vineyard is young, Col Solare’s partners and winemaking team have high hopes that it will produce wines to be enjoyed for years to come.

Here’s what Marcus, the guy who is coming to Enoteca next Wednesday, has to say about the most recent vintage:

“Rich and full of flavor, this 2008 vintage of Col Solare offers aromatics of cassis, black fruit, and tobacco, and an elegant, silky, lasting finish.”

– Marcus Notaro, Winemaker

67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah

93 Points – The Wine Advocate

You can read more and watch videos at Col Solare’s website here.

What are we tasting?

We’re bringing out the big guns for this event.  We’ll be tasting:

  • Col Solare (about $80 retail)
  • Shining Hill (about $50 retail)
  • And 3-4 wines from the Antinori family partnership, Guado al Tasso.  Including wine ranging in price from $20-100.

Come taste all these wines for only $7 per person.  You must get your tickets online to attend, seating is limited, first come, first served.

Only $7 per person. Order online here.

Click through to buy your tickets. Purchase must be made online, and tickets are yours only when we receive payment information. No refunds or exchanges.

This is a rare opportunity to meet the Wine Maker of this ultra-premium brand.  This is also a purchasing opportunity, and we will have stock of these rare and limited wines available to take home.


Categories: Fine Wine


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