Expert's Choice: Washington

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This state offers less oak, extraction and general bling than Napa Valley, says Stephen Brook, and the best of these fresh wines can age for 20 years in bottle, too. See Stephen's top 18 reds and whites from Washington...
Washington, Col Solare 2007
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Col Solare, Columbia Valley 2007

Col Solare, Columbia Valley 2007
The toasty, succulent nose is lifted and intense, and the palate is very rich, full-bodied and oaky, yet not too smoky. Overall it’s very concentrated but velvety and balanced, too. And the length is excellent. 18.5pts/20 (95/100pts)
Price £45 AG Wines, Alfred the Grape
Drink 2013–2025
Alc 14.5%

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