Columbia Crest H3 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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.
My Rating 90: lean body with many nice flavors incl. Oak strong fruit. Nose very long with Oak ,Berries. Well made. Columbia Crest is a very dependable brand.
Perfect Cabernet! Goat cheese is a good pairing, I think...
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An aromatic offering of Cabernet with notes of char, butterscotch, vanilla and cherry with an underlayer of herbs. It’s elegant and soft in feel with chocolaty flavors and a grip of tannins on the finish.
Velvety and refined, with floral accents to the vibrant red berry and guava flavors, lingering effortlessly on the finish. Drink now through 2016.
If you love Columbia Crest’s Grand Estate series, you’ll definitely want to check out the H3 wines. Sources from the historic Horse Heaven Hills district in Washington, these wines are more terroir-driven, and the Cab in particular expresses a greater depth of spice and earth, balanced by dark fruit and firm tannins. Excellent alongside roasted or braised red meat dishes, or grilled mushrooms.
'This intense, fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon delivers aromas of cherry blossom, and rose petals, with a perfect balance of earth, mineral, deep berry flavors, and a soft, smooth cocoa finish.' -Ray Einberger, Winemaker
This bold Cabernet opens with flavors of dark fruit and black cherries, complemented by earth and mineral notes. Deep berry flavors and supple tannins lead to a soft cocoa finish. - Juan Muñoz Oca, WinemakerBlend:92% Cabernet Sauvignon6% Cabernet Franc2% MalbecAlcohol: 14.0%Total Acidity: 0.57g/100mlpH: 3.60
This bold Cabernet opens with flavors of dark fruit and black cherries, complemented by earth and mineral notes. Deep berry flavors and supple tannins lead to a soft cocoa finish. - Juan Muñoz Oca, Winemaker Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Cabernet Franc 2% Malbec Alcohol: 14.0% Total Acidity: 0.57g/100ml pH: 3.60
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