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.
Disappointing compared to the 2005 I had 3 years ago. Sweeter, less tannic, softer on the palate.
External Reviews for Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon
Firm and slightly chalky, this features light plum, blueberry and mocha components. There's a hint of soapiness, and some herbal roughness in the finish.
Spices, blackberries, and cassis are found in the nose of another extraordinary value, the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Estates (97,000 cases). Medium-bodied and satin-textured, it offers impressive concentration and depth to its blackberry-dominated character. It should be consumed over the next 2-3 years.
Bigger, chewier than the Two Vines, this shows more concentrated cassis and very firm tannins; there are some early hints of herb and olive. Overall there is simply power and punch.
The artisanal approach by the winemakers has produced yet another solid cabernet for the Grand Estates level within the Columbia Crest brands. Black cherry and cocoa highlight the signature flavors of this cabernet.
Smooth and round. A gentle style of Cabernet with creamy, spicy overtones to the cherry and herb flavors, lingering nicely. Drink now through 2010.
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.
Toasty new oak and sweet raspberry fruit make this a good match for top sirloin.
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