Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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Cabernet from this iconic 35-year-old vineyard always delivers power, structure and rich concentrated black fruit. Th...

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3.5 overall, and a pretty good value. But this listing should be deleted- it duplicates "Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2008" with regi... Read more

WOW. This is much more impressive than their 2007. The color is about the same; but for nose, taste, and finish, it's much more smooth and powerful... Read more

For an over all drinkable wine this is the efin ticket. Smooth plum, fig, deep without the obscene high notes. A wine for guiness drinkers. Expa... Read more

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Snooth User: rickst29
41730524
4.00 5
02/08/2011

3.5 overall, and a pretty good value. But this listing should be deleted- it duplicates "Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2008" with region specified as "Columbia Valley". (My review, and another, is under THAT listing.)


Snooth User: rickst29
41730524
4.00 5
02/08/2011

WOW. This is much more impressive than their 2007. The color is about the same; but for nose, taste, and finish, it's much more smooth and powerful. Very grape-forward, not much complexity. But this generic "Columbia Valley" product suggests that 2008 will be THE Washington State vintage to look for in Cabs and Cab blends. (Maybe Merlot too, haven't tasted one yet.) In my town, a local grocery store made the mistake (for them, not for me :)) of offering an introductory price of less than $7. I bought CASES of the stuff. Unfortunately, it now goes for way more. But, at $15 or less,it's a bargain. I suspect that it will improve with age. I wonder, what will the high-end 2008 releases be like? I'm definitely looking forward to the Release of Columbia Crest H3; it might be an amazing value, with even higher overall quality.


Snooth User: xyoungblood
89044415
4.00 5
07/21/2011

For an over all drinkable wine this is the efin ticket. Smooth plum, fig, deep without the obscene high notes. A wine for guiness drinkers. Expand out to a Layer Cake Malbec. These are definitely LPR,s. (Liquid panty removers..) Get some while the gettins' good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Snooth User: reddot
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0.00 5
04/14/2012

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External Reviews for Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
01/03/2012

Herersquo;s why a lot of Washington winemakers got excited about the rsquo;98 vintage. When Ste. Michellersquo;s basic Cabernet can be this explosively ripe, this tightly structured, this firmly balanced in its freshness, you know a lot of growers must have hit it right. The wine tastes like juice drawn out of a ripe plum skin, out of cherry skin as well; the tannins add a dark soil character, but the final taste remains with the juice. Itrsquo;s not complex, just delicious. Buy it by the case.


External Review
01/03/2012

A polished Washington Cab thatrsquo;s generous with its spicy blueberry and currant flavors. swirling in some pepper and cola notes for added dimension on the slightly chewy finish. Tannins can use until 1999 to 2000 to soften.


External Review
01/03/2012

On first blush, this is a big, honkinrsquo; Cabernet, all fruit, a simple blast made to please a crowd. But on closer inspection, therersquo;s harmony to the wine, cool and temperate, not at all overripe, with a structure that will benefit from development over time.


External Review
01/03/2012

In an outstanding vintage, even the basic wines from good producers can be dazzling. The combination of price and availability on this one is too good to pass up. Itrsquo;s a seductive Cabernet, polished and plump in texture, with ripe blueberry, plum and currant flavors wrapped together with spicy oak notes. Drink it through 2005.


External Review
01/03/2012

One of Washington Statersquo;s rare Excellent values in red wines, the medium to dark ruby-colored 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon offers a delicate blackberry-scented bouquet. This juicy, medium-bodied Cabernet reveals appealing depth to its dark fruit and fresh herb-flavored character. A structured, well-balanced, firm effort, it will be its finest between 2002ndash;2006.


External Review
01/03/2012

More mature than one might expect from an rsquo;88. It has lovely plum and smoke flavors that continue into a long finish, suggesting that it might continue to improve through 1993 to rsquo;96, though itrsquo;s drinkable now.


External Review
05/19/2011

This just sneaks in as varietal Cabernet Sauvignon; there is 15% Syrah, 6% Merlot, and 3% Malbec in the blend. 2007 is a fine vintage for Washington reds, and this pulls together black cherry and cassis, thick, ripe tannins, and a steely, iron ore streak that puts a spine down the middle. Good grip and concentration.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Cabernet from this iconic 35-year-old vineyard always delivers power, structure and rich concentrated black fruit. This is a dense wine with great aging potential. This vintage is nearly pure Cabernet (99%) with intense dark fruit and long finish. I call this my steakhouse red!

Cabernet from this iconic 35-year-old vineyard always delivers power, structure and rich concentrated black fruit. This is a dense wine with great aging potential. This vintage is nearly pure Cabernet (99%) with intense dark fruit and long finish. I call this my steakhouse red!

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