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Tough to beat for the price. A best buy for red and obviously a cheap gift that will make it look like you spend a lot more. Read more
Can't argue with the price: $10.99 for 1.5L at Costco. I was impressed. Fruit forward, great party wine. Read more
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Food Pairings for Columbia Crest Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley Cabernet-Merlot
Tough to beat for the price. A best buy for red and obviously a cheap gift that will make it look like you spend a lot more.
Can't argue with the price: $10.99 for 1.5L at Costco. I was impressed. Fruit forward, great party wine.
My Rating :90. The wine is elegant with a little too much acidity for my liking. Taste is well balanced with hint of berries and oak . Nose is very long . kept up the second day. Tannins are fine grained and well incorporated
Day 1 glass 1 after 30 minutes aerating showed lots of promise - highly acidic, very tight tannins; clearly needs more aging. Day 2, glass two, still a healthy amount of acid, but more of the beauty of this wine started coming out. Very juicy, dark fruit - blackberry, plum peels, tar, slightly aromatic, and a lovely long aromatic dark fruit finish. But still considerable tightness in the tannins - a couple of more years of age and this will be a voluptuous wine!
"Juicy fruit is gonna move you! Tastes so soft, it gets right to you. Juicy fruit, the taste, the taste, the taste is gonna move you!" When I taste the wine I can't help but think of that 1980s jingle. At $6 (on sale) this is a steal of a value. I love Cab Franc and that's why I've always found Columbia Crest's low priced Meritage (TM) 101 (or as my university would call it MRTG 101) so yummy. This is not a serious wine, but it is a great everyday quaffer.
Has a mild berry scent. Sweet start, medium body, with a soft caramel finish.
External Reviews for Columbia Crest Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley Cabernet-Merlot
How amazing it is to find a wine of this caliber, with some nice age on it, selling at this price. There is plenty of color, and scents of bramble, cherry, tobacco, ash, bark and smoke. In short, this is a party wine, smooth and delicious, with generous cherry, blueberry and raspberry fruit, ripe tannins and perfectly balanced acids. Put this into a blind tasting with some $30 Bordeaux blends from elsewhere, and you are sure to amaze your friends.
On the crisp side, with spicy oak and slight mushroom overtones around the firm blackberry flavors. Drink now through 2005.
This is the second vintage of their popular Merlot/Cabernet, a blend of 59% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, and 19% Cabernet Sauvignon. Black cherry and raspberry aromas are arranged nicely with mocha and sweet coconut. Similar flavors repeat on the palate where they are joined by spice and peppercorn. A mouth-filling and engaging wine with a lingering finish.
Wonderful fresh layers of berry fruit with mouthfilling body and a refreshing finish make this Merlot one of America's most popular. Previous vintages have consistently scored as one of The Wine Spectator's Best Buys and have become a restaurant phenomenon throughout the US.
The blend is half Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. A rich nose shows sweet, black cherry fruit; the wine has got big flavors that are nonetheless pretty, with soft, understated tannins and high acids. It adds up to a very accessible, delicious bottle of red.
Smooth and velvety, with predominant notes of roasted green pepper and green olive, finishing with just a touch of berry fruit. Drink now through 2008.
A bit leaner than most Washington Merlots, this well-priced bottling delivers a lively core of cherry and spice flavors, which enlarge nicely on the finish and linger. Tannins have a bit of grit to lose, so best after 2001.
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.
Inviting, aromatic layers of sweet cherry and black fruit are wrapped around a core of toffee and vanilla notes on the supple and soft palate that lengthens to a silky finish.
|Alcohol: 13.5%||pH: 3.65|
|Total Acidity: 0.54 grams per liter|
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