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Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Yakima Valley Red Willow Vineyard 2007
our Reserve wines represent the finest 1% of our total production. These hand-crafted masterpieces are the result of rigorous quality control. From vineyard to cellar, our heritage of winemaking excellence is applied to every varietal, providing you with a sensory experience that rivals the finest boutique wines in the world.
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.
Even better than the 2006. The dark berry nuance is wonderful. Very nice on the nose. A bit more complex than 2006. Very decent finish. When drinking, I Did not let bottle stay open for more than 30 minutes. I would say the 2005 was still a bit better when immediately opening. I just wish I had some more. Although, the 2007 might require more cellaring. I think this depends on how anal of a wine drinker you are. Overall, Excellent wine for your money. Binny's in Chicago is selling this wine for $34.99 on the `07 Reserve vintage. It probably will not last long. Last year the `06 was going for $27.99. Quite a jump if you ask me! I think distributors are betting high since CC won the WS Wine of the Year for 2009 on their `05 vintage. Interestingly, Harvey Steinman from Wine Spectator Magazine (who rates this varietal,) has been rating the Pacific NW moderately high for the last few years too. Maybe the Pacific NW is starting to compete with Northern Cal? Well see. If the Reserve is all out, and want a great value wine from CC, I would recommend the 2008 CC Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon. Costco sells it for $7.79. Its perfect for drinking wine any night of the week. I bet WS will rate it a 90. Your non-snoothy friends will think its great. ;). Happy Hunting!
External Reviews for Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Yakima Valley Red Willow Vineyard
Winemaker's Notes:( Superb fruit from select Cloumbia Valley Vineyards and a blend of new American and French oak barrel aging offer this Cabernet Sauvignon pronounced cherry aromas and a rich chocolate bouquet. This intense, complex wine presents a balanced, lingering finish.)
The nose on this wine is even more complex than the past two vintages, with spring florals and a beautiful blackberry bramble of baking spices that lift from the glass. The difference in the 2007 is a Bordeaux-esque expression of terroir, with elemen... Andy Frieden. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Washington in USA. 2007 Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml