Col Solare Red Wine 2011, Colombia Valley, Washington State

Country: America

Colour / Style: Red

Alternative selection for: Episode 6

As recommended by: Joe Fattorini

Col Solare is a Bordeaux blend but made in a generously US style. Not Napa, but from one of Washington State’s finest and warmest appellations, and that comes through in the mocha and cherry and spice over the more familiar notes of blackcurrant. This has an Italian sensibility (made in partnership with the Marchesi Antinori) and is gorgeous with steak and salsa verde.