Columbia Crest Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley Cabernet-Merlot 2010

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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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User Reviews for Columbia Crest Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley Cabernet-Merlot

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Snooth User: mlwine
13408331
3.50 5
02/12/2012

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.


Snooth User: dieselette
98526530
3.50 5
02/25/2012

Can't argue with the price: $10.99 for 1.5L at Costco. I was impressed. Fruit forward, great party wine.


Snooth User: pseudoquet
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/19/2012

2008.


Snooth User: Wolle
2034221,410
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/03/2011

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


Snooth User: cgplayer9
8492221,163
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/06/2011

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!


Snooth User: grittyk
523956137
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 07/07/2011

"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.


Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 05/17/2009

Has a mild berry scent. Sweet start, medium body, with a soft caramel finish.


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External Reviews for Columbia Crest Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley Cabernet-Merlot

External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

A gentle, open-textured red, with red berry and sweet red pepper flavors that glide over crisp tannins. Not a big wine, but has a sense of refinement. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

Ripe raspberry and wild berry characters are pronounced in the nose and on the palate. Soft and luscious in the mouth; tastes beautiful now, but will grow increasingly complex with up to six years of bottle age.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/23/2011

Light in texture, with pleasant plum and spice flavors that linger against fine tannins. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/23/2011

Light in texture, with an open weave to the silky raspberry and coffee flavors, finishing with surprising refinement. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/23/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

Soft, supple and generous with its currant, cherry and floral flavors, finishing with a spicy touch. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

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.


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Ratings & Tags for Columbia Crest Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley Cabernet-Merlot

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2011 02/22/2012

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2008 04/30/2011

495595 Snooth User: ConnieJ
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2007 08/06/2011

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2006 12/23/2009

247056 Snooth User: EGM
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2006 11/01/2009

285049 Snooth User: thevine
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2006 10/24/2009

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Winemaker's Notes:

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.

Tasting Notes:

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.

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.

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Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.65
Total Acidity: 0.54 grams per liter

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