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
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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
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
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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.


Snooth User: GoinGray
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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

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Vintage: 2008 05/23/2011

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.


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 05/18/2011

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 05/18/2011

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 05/23/2011

The newest release of Two Vines Merlot-Cabernet is from the outstanding 2005 vintage, and is easily their best since 2002. Dusty, toasty and bone dry, this excellent budget red includes a little Cabernet Franc in the blend. Along with the supple berry-flavored fruit, there are pleasing grace notes of spice, coffee and cocoa.


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

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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2008 04/30/2011

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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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