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Columbia Crest Horse Heaven Hills H3 Chardonnay 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of baked apple, honeysuckle, nutmeg, and a touch of mineral introduce this elegant yet racy, medium-bodied Chardonnay. A broad spectrum of orchard fruits and sweet oak notes lead to a seductive, slightly creamy vanilla finish.

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Columbia Crest:
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.

Member Reviews for Columbia Crest Horse Heaven Hills H3 Chardonnay

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578086,047
2.00 5
11/27/2012

Mediocre Washington chardonnay. Somewhat oaky and heavy with butterscotch, brown spices and little acidity.


Snooth User: Mimi Kim
6488783,073
3.00 5
05/28/2011

Green apple on the nose, very buttery. A little bit of oak on the finish.


Snooth User: Zuiko
540750820
2.50 5
09/22/2012

This 2009 2 Vines Chard has green apple notes mostly but also some pear and citrus. The amount of fruit is on the light side for this simple wine. My rating--16.5


Snooth User: nilvento
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5.00 5
09/03/2012

This is an amazing blend. One of my all time favorite wines. Big tannins, great finish, so smooth right out of the bottle. This wine continues to develop in the glass as you drink it. A great wine for a great price.


Snooth User: khaskins
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4.00 5
07/19/2011

The 2008 rated 91 points from Wine Spectator. I'd not be surprised if this 2009 vintage scores 90+ points. It is a good bIg Red blend from Washington's biggest winery with all the grapes sourced from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. The AVA includes Canoe Ridge overlooking the Columbia river. Columbia Crest wines are 2 Vines $8 entry level offering, Grand Estates $11 very drinkable Columbia Valley offering, this new 3H $15 tier which is a true bargain and the reserves that include the WS #1 2009 Wine of the year. In a sea of wine during the Horse Heaven Hills trail drive this stood out as a fruit forward blend with well balanced tanins and acid, a nice smooth finish, that is ready to drink now. This will now doubt only improve with up to 5+ years of aging.


External Reviews for Columbia Crest Horse Heaven Hills H3 Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/07/2014

This popular Chardonnay gives you a generous burst of buttered nuts and toast, the flavors many consumers want in their Chardonnays. Not much going on in the fruit department — just clean, tart green apples, with a sharp, acidic edge.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Bright and refreshing, with pretty pear and grapefruit flavors, echoing appealingly. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Fruity and soft and approachable, a mass-produced wine that still shows hand-crafted flavors. For the price this may well be the countryrsquo;s top chardonnay.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/07/2014

Soft, with a spicy edge to the grapefruit and cream flavors. Drink now.


External Review
09/04/2013

Aromas of poached pear, caramel apple, spice and a hint of blossoms precede a mouthful of bright fruit, reminiscent of a fresh Gala apple. The refi ned fl avors of this crisp Chardonnay end with a gracefully lingering fi nish of cream and butter nuances. - Ray Einberger, Winemaker ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
02/08/2012

Aromas of baked apple, honeysuckle, nutmeg, and a touch of mineral introduce this elegant yet racy, medium-bodied Chardonnay.


External Review
02/10/2012

Aromas of poached pear, caramel apple, spice and a hint of blossoms precede a mouthful of bright fruit, reminiscent of a fresh Gala apple. The refined flavors of this crisp Chardonnay end with a gracefully lingering finish of cream and butter nuances.


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Aromas of baked apple, honeysuckle, nutmeg, and a touch of mineral introduce this elegant yet racy, medium-bodied Chardonnay. A broad spectrum of orchard fruits and sweet oak notes lead to a seductive, slightly creamy vanilla finish.

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