Disappointing compared to the 2005 I had 3 years ago. Sweeter, less tannic, softer on the palate. Read more
Firm, with fine tannins around a lithe core of raspberry and herb flavors, finishing with a grace note of earthiness. Best from 2007 through 2012. Read more
Ripe and generous, this is a broad mouthful of oak-accented, mocha- and vanilla-laced black fruit flavors, lingering on the polished finish. Drink ... Read more
Food Pairings for Columbia Crest Grand Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Disappointing compared to the 2005 I had 3 years ago. Sweeter, less tannic, softer on the palate.
External Reviews for Columbia Crest Grand Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Firm, with fine tannins around a lithe core of raspberry and herb flavors, finishing with a grace note of earthiness. Best from 2007 through 2012.
Ripe and generous, this is a broad mouthful of oak-accented, mocha- and vanilla-laced black fruit flavors, lingering on the polished finish. Drink now through 2009.
Dark fruits and spices are found in the aromatic profile of the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Estates (195,000 cases). A friendly, expansive wine, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is soft and supple in the attack, revealing ripe black fruits, before compressing in the finish, exhibiting firm tannin. Drink this fine value over the next 4 years.
A lovely blend of fruit from the Wahluke Slope, which lends aromatics and steely structure, and the Horse Heaven Hills, which gives it a broad, sweet core of jammy preserves. Very smooth, accessible and surprisingly focused, this wine is perfectly aged and blended for near-term enjoyment.
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.
This follows along the same track as the 2003 - moderately ripe with lightly herbal fruit mixing plum, blueberry and cherry. The tannins have a rough edge and a rather sharp bite; this will smooth out if you decant it an hour or so.
An open, clear-eyed style, nicely packed with black cherry, berry and spicy oak notes melding harmoniously as the flavors last on a long, silky finish. Drink now through 2010.
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