Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2008

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Score: 90 Tasting Notes: This intense, fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon delivers aromas of cherries and huckleberry jam, with a perfect balance of earthy tannins, great focus in the mid-palate and a soft, smooth cocoa finish. Website: Columbia Crest

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Columbia Crest:
At Columbia Crest we pride ourselves on delivering handcrafted, superior-quality small-lot wines, as well as affordable everyday Washington wines. Our first release in 1984 started a tradition that has established us as one of America’s most popular and fast-growing wineries.

Member Reviews for Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

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Snooth User: jamessulis
4262201,500
3.00 5
02/14/2011

This is he one for those of you who are short of cash. This is an inense fruity wine smooth on the palate. It's taste is intense to say the least, smooth, fruity of dark fruits, chocolate, tobacco oak and a smokey finish that lasts on the upper mid palate. If you need a side car wine to go with your prominent selection, throw it in the cart and consider it a bonus bottle for under $ 9.00. I will rate this good and also purchase a couple of bottles for future meals.


Snooth User: Wolle
2034221,410
4.00 5
12/30/2010

My Rating 91: perfect berry nose with slight strong Oak flavors. Body very well balanced in the front. at the end it fades away elegant but displaying a medium body. Got this at Costco for $12.99.


Snooth User: cgplayer9
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3.50 5
08/14/2011

After 2 hour decant: slightly more than medium body, smooth, jammy blackberry, strawberry, hint of chocolate and cigar box, subdued but well balanced acid and tannins. Very nice for the price!


Snooth User: winehound69
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3.00 5
02/06/2011

Nice fruit forward and for the under 10 crowd this works for that everyday wine or just to have for the super bowl :-). OK since this was more on the medium side and and big and bold it's NOT, it actually went well with the all the snacks . So gave it a 3 cause of the price and how it went well with the snacks. Any higher in the price and I would not get it or rate it as high


Snooth User: TheKozars
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0.00 5
09/09/2011

Smooth and buttery. Good red but not full bodied.


Snooth User: tturchin
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3.50 5
04/23/2010

Very enjoyable. Smooth for a cab. Will purchase again.


Snooth User: dabriza
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0.00 5
08/26/2011

Very fruit forward for a cabernet. It tastes more like a zinfandel to me and is a bit jammy for my tastes. Not necessarily a bad wine but I wouldn't pick it again when I want a cab.


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External Reviews for Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Ripe and generous on a soft, open-textured frame, offering currant and plum fruit and a touch of peppery herbs on the round finish. A terrific buy from one of Washington's most reliable winemakers. Drink now through 2004.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This has really ripe blackberry and cherry flavors, soft tannins, a nice fat mouthfeel and hints of darker roasted stuff. Big, smooth and lush, it gathers power and finishes with a big swoop of meaty, fruity, fat flavor. Not heavy, but delicious and beautifully balanced.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Bright and open-textured, with minty blackberry and currant flavors, shaded with hints of pepper and spice as the flavors echo gently on the refined finish. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Smoky, slightly gamy aromas and flavors add interest to the basic black cherry and currant in this solid, beautifully proportioned Cabernet. A stylish red, nicely packed with flavor, and with no harsh edges. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This wine has become something like Ol' Faithful to the American wine consumer. Affordable, quaffable, yet substantial and always interesting, Columbia Crest is a continual best buy. The 2000 shows the trademark blueberry and blackcurrant with a hint of anise and earth adding to its complexity. Structured and crisp, it tends to show best with some food to open up the rich primary fruit underlying its firm surface.


External Review
05/19/2011

Check out the deal on this Washington Cab. It's firm and chewy, but the ripe currant and blackberry flavors shine through and linger on the generous finish, and the tad-rough edges should smooth with a little cellar time. Best from 2000 through 2006.


External Review
05/19/2011

Soft and ripe, generous with its plump cherry and berry fruit, hinting at vanilla and plum on the round finish, this is value to be grabbed without hesitation. It's delicious already, and the tannins are well-submerged. Drink now through 2006.


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Score: 90 Tasting Notes: This intense, fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon delivers aromas of cherries and huckleberry jam, with a perfect balance of earthy tannins, great focus in the mid-palate and a soft, smooth cocoa finish. Website: Columbia Crest

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