I noticed a disturbing thing when I created my list of top wines from 2010. When going through my tasting note database I came upon the rating for the 2007 Col Solare Red Wine and said – aloud – “That’s not right.”

The rating was listed as a star (‘Excellent’ in my rating system). I vividly remembered the wine both from a barrel sample note and from its release as being the most impressive wine I have had from the winery – my tasting notes on the released wine even stated as such – and clearly an Exceptional (**) wine.

I originally thought that perhaps it was a clerical error in the tasting note database but after checking the original post, I saw that the rating there was consistent with the database. After searching for my original notes, I discovered that my suspicions were correct. My rating on the blog and tasting note database were wrong. I rated this wine as Exceptional (**) when I sampled it.

I have no idea how this error occurred, and a subsequent audit of the database revealed no additional errors. However, this is, of course, a mistake of some magnitude. I apologize both to the winery and to my readers. I have subsequently corrected the error and listed an erratum on the original post. I will ensure that this does not happen again. Again, my apologies to all.