The pinnacle of power, Solari is consistently the most complete and persistent on the palate, broad in both force and length. This intensity is the result of great vine balance and soil profile (both Cortina and Pleasanton) that isn’t found anywhere else on the estate. Part of Solari’s success over the years is its balance in the bottle. This starts with the vineyard itself: the 16-year old vines are planted predominantly on cool clay soils which help the vines balance the warm Calistoga climate - a terroir that can easily push the wine’s potential alcohol and reduce its ability to age. However, Solari maintains power and longevity in its structure that you feel from the front of your mouth to the back, bottom, top, and sides. This is the one wine that makes you aware of its presence on the palate throughout the entire drinking experience. Don’t be afraid to drink this wine upon release, though decanting is recommended. If you wish to cellar this wine for some time (two decades or more) you will be well rewarded.
|Format:||1 x 750ml|
|Region:||Napa Valley, CA|
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