Col Solare 2006 Red Wine Columbia Valley, Washington

Col Solare is co-owned by two luminaries of the wine world, Marchese Piero Antinori and Ted Baseler of Chateau Ste. Michelle. Their joint venture produces one of the most luxurious red blends to come out of Washington thus far, one that utilizes all five Bordeaux varietals—Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc—and a […]

Ovid 2006 Red Napa Valley

Blessed by the influences of David Abreu, Andy Erickson, and Michel Rolland, Ovid—located on Pritchard Hill—produces spectacular Bordeaux-style wines in its custom-made concrete fermenters. This latest release, which was aged for 18 months in French oak in the winery’s on-site caves, exhibits a pronounced black-currant liqueur flavor and hints of melted asphalt, graphite, and sun-baked […]

Dominus 2007 Red Napa Valley

The New World creation of Christian Moueix, who oversees wine production at Chateau Petrus and Château Trotanoy in Pomerol, this Bordeaux-style blend from Napa Valley combines tobacco, charcoal, and black-currant highlights, all of which contribute to a subtle, caressing, and velvety style that should enable the wine to age beautifully.