Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2005

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95 points Wine Spectator: Ripe in flavor, with a vivid array of black currant, blackberry, violet, black tea and blac...

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Finally had to pop my only bottle open for my birthday. Wine of the year indeed. Lovely, smooth, rich and just as a great cab should be. All in ... Read more

Much different style than the napa cabs I have been drinking lately. The only word that comes to mind right now is that they're (Washington wines)... Read more

Rich nose - light dustiness, plum, strawberry. Good body. Delicious - accessible, new world style, complex. Smooth, balanced tannin and acid. Ager?... Read more

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
4.50 5
05/25/2010

Finally had to pop my only bottle open for my birthday. Wine of the year indeed. Lovely, smooth, rich and just as a great cab should be. All in balance. Wonderful. I wish it weren't so scarce and expensive now.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
4.50 5
12/30/2009

Much different style than the napa cabs I have been drinking lately. The only word that comes to mind right now is that they're (Washington wines) "heavier". Deeper somehow. This is a great cab, black currant, blackberry, black everything you can think of. Hints of licorice. Great! - Tasted at Marche` Bacchus 8/22/09


Snooth User: joshwoodward
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4.50 5
05/15/2009

Rich nose - light dustiness, plum, strawberry. Good body. Delicious - accessible, new world style, complex. Smooth, balanced tannin and acid. Ager? Not overdone.


Snooth User: moviegal226
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4.00 5
05/21/2009

I was very skeptical of this wine too, especially since it is priced so affordably (under $40). I think this is one of the best wine values I've ever seen! This big, rich Cabernet can stand up to California's "big boys" that charge well over $150 per bottle. Amazingly good wine - and not just for the price! If you held a blind tasting, you'd swear this wine was easily in the over $100 price range.


Snooth User: CLOJON
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3.00 5
11/29/2008

11/29/08 The wine has a dark rich color which was fitting us on this cold winter evening. The nose presented us clear notes of black cherry and spice. The initial taste was black cherry followed by a longer, buttery finish. Although a fan of drier wines, this wine is a nice departure. A good buy!


Snooth User: Georg
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3.50 5
10/20/2008

Yum! A nice, red wine with none of the harsh tannin overtones that make me think 'I'll have heartburn if I finish this glass!' The berry flavors are apparent and I like that, too. A little light on the chocolate overtones but, all in all, a very drinkable cabernet sauvignon.


Snooth User: robman2424
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3.50 5
04/03/2009

I really liked this one. had it with the stuffed shells and molten lava cakes on Jamie's B-day

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    External Reviews for Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

    External Review
    10/07/2009

    95WS See above next screen for discounted case price


    External Review
    01/18/2009

    Wine Tasting NotesCocoa and black cherry aromatics proceed a subtle and harmonious oak and fruit balance on the palate. This supple, luxurious wine trails with a seductive cherry chocolate finish.


    External Review
    02/25/2010

    Columbia Crest Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005: Jahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Washington StateWeingut: Columbia CrestRebsorte: Cabernet SauvignonRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: Alkoholgehalt: Rotwein


    External Review
    03/06/2009

    Ripe in flavor, with a vivid array of black currant, blackberry, violet, black tea and black pepper aromas and flavors that zoom through to a long, expressive finish. Shows subtlety in the layers of complex flavor against a refined structure. Tannins... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Washington in USA. 2005 Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml


    External Review
    10/07/2009

    Ripe in favor with a vivid array of black currant blackberry violet black tea and black pepper aromas and favors that zoom through to a long expressive finish. Shows subtlety in the layers of complex favor against a refined structure. Tannins are present but nicely contained. Best from 2010 through 2015. From Washington.H.S.


    External Review
    02/25/2010

    Columbia Crest Grand Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2005: Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (16 Monate), lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75LRegion: Washington StateWeingut: Columbia CrestRebsorte: Cabernet SauvignonRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 5,75 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein


    External Review
    02/25/2010

    Columbia Crest Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2005: empf. Trinktemperatur 12-16°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), lagerfähig 3 - 5 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Washington StateWeingut: Columbia CrestRebsorte: 100% Cabernet SauvignonRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein


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    Winemaker's Notes:

    95 points Wine Spectator: Ripe in flavor, with a vivid array of black currant, blackberry, violet, black tea and black pepper aromas and flavors that zoom through to a long, expressive finish. Shows subtlety in the layers of complex flavor against a refined structure. Tannins are present but nicely contained. Best from 2010 through 2015. (2/28/09)

    95 points Wine Spectator: Ripe in flavor, with a vivid array of black currant, blackberry, violet, black tea and black pepper aromas and flavors that zoom through to a long, expressive finish. Shows subtlety in the layers of complex flavor against a refined structure. Tannins are present but nicely contained. Best from 2010 through 2015. (2/28/09)

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