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Columbia Crest 2 Vines Cabernet Sauvignon Premier 2009
Hand-picked grapes from block 99 were crushed with 20% whole berries remaining. Cold soaking on the skins for two days extracted soft tannins and intense color. Twice-daily pumpovers during fermentation occurred for six to ten days to aerate the wine and enhance aromatics and bouquet.
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.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Columbia Crest 2 Vines Cabernet Sauvignon Premier
An outstanding Reserve, this opens with potent aromas of spice and cacao, which lead onto a muscular, sleek and stylish palate that shows terrific depth of black fruits. The wine has exceptional structure, and it remains nuanced, with details of earth and stem.
Bright and focused, showing a sandy accent to the spicy cassis and thyme flavors, with a polished texture on the harmonious finish. Offers complexity and depth. Best from 2014 through 2019.
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This elegant, complex wine exhibits a dark fruit and plum scented bouquet with a touch of smoke and espresso aromas and flavors that integrate nicely with a silky and an expressive finish.
Notes: Lots were blended and placed in a combination of new and once-used French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. Aging occurred for 18 months in the barrel in 82% new
|Total Acidity: 0.55 grams per liter|