Columbia Crest Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley Cabernet-Merlot 2010

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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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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 Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley Cabernet-Merlot

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Snooth User: redrabbitprime
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 02/22/2012

Three and a half glasses


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
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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
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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
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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
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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.


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

External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

Lean and earthy, with a brown sugar edge to the generous berry flavors. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/10/2013

The blend includes 6% Syrah, and the wine has a pretty plum and blueberry color, that (perhaps by the power of suggestion) carries through into the aromas. Itandrsquo;s tight, tart, and clean, offering a mix of berry fruits and a finish lined with vanilla and tobacco. Overall the balance is excellent, the wine juicy and fresh, and the blend just about perfect.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

From Washington State comes an exceptional wine. There are smooth chocolate and berry flavors up front, and soft tannins following. If you like your Merlot really dry, so that it pulls on your palate, this is the wine for you. Though it will complement many dishes, it's enjoyable by itself.


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 06/20/2012

A well-balanced blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, this fruit-forward wine displays generous blackberry and raspberry notes that wrap around a core of warm vanilla flavors and lead to a rich, silky finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 08/01/2012

On the lighter side, this graceful red shows pretty cherry and sage flavors that linger against velvety tannins. Shows deft balance and a sense of harmony. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 08/01/2012

Thoroughly delicious, this seamlessly integrated, palate-coating Merlot matches pretty berry fruit to impressive barrel flavors. Coffee, toffee and chocolate are there in abundance, smoothing out dusty tannins and adding a suggestion of sweetness.


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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.

Wine Specs:

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

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