Albamar & William Cole


About the Winery

William Cole Vineyards lies deep within Chile’s prestigious Casablanca Valley—often called “Chile’s Burgundy.” This cool climate vineyard near the coast, which is comprised of over 129 contiguous hectares, provides a long, warm growing season with cool nights to develop excellent acidity. Owned by Bill Cole and his Chilean family, the winery specializes in cool climate varieties, and the wines are crisp, clean and complex. The winery produces two primary lines: Albamar and Columbine Reserve.

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The Wines

Albamar pays homage to the Casablanca Valley’s foggy sunrise (“alba” means sunrise)
and the cooling breezes of the ocean (“mar” means ocean).

2016 Albamar Casablanca Sauvignon Blanc
Excellent fresh fruit character and flavors of Meyer lemon and crisp apple. It is bone dry and very food friendly.

  •  Suggested Retail: $12.00

 

2016 Albamar Casablanca Chardonnay
This wine displays crispness with integrated flavors of pear and peach. Sleek and focused, it is a refreshing wine with medium weight and a touch of minerality.

  •  Suggested Retail: $12.00

 

2014 Albamar Cabernet Sauvignon
Ruby red color with bright violet tints. The nose suggests bitter chocolate, black fruit and menthol which blend perfectly with a smooth texture. 12 months in French oak provides hints of toasted vanilla and pleasant minerality. It is a full-bodied Cabernet with a long, persistent finish, elegant tannins and balanced acidity.

  •  Suggested Retail: $12.00

2014 Albamar Pinot Noir
Light-bodied, with flavors of cherry and ripe raspberry. Silky tannins on the finish.

  •  Suggested Retail: $12.00

 

Columbine Reserve:
Representing William Cole’s finest wines, these reserve bottlings
are made from a single vineyard from hand-picked grapes.


2013 Columbine Reserve Pinot Noir
All the Pinot Noir fruit comes from carefully tended vines owned by the William Cole family in the cool Casablanca Valley. Aged for six months in small oak casks, the wine retains all of its attractive fresh fruit character, combined with silky tannins and a long, complex finish. Perfect for lighter meals and tomato-based sauces.

  • Suggested Retail: $17.00

2012 Columbine Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
A wine of balance, finesse and ageability. On the nose, it has blackberry and coffee aromas. On the palate, it’s full-bodied with black cherries and has outstanding length. Aged 12 months in fine-grained French oak.

  • Suggested Retail: $20.00