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Columbia Crest Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley Cabernet-Merlot 2011

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Smooth and spicy on the palate, this Washington red unfolds its dark cherry, licorice and herbal flavors on a bed of fine-grained tannins. A harmonious wine, its fruit echoing nicely on the finish. Drink now through 2004.

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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
103434610
3.50 5
02/22/2012

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: mlwine
13408331
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 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
Vintage: 2010 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
36652631
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
8492221,046
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.


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

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Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

Smooth and spicy on the palate, this Washington red unfolds its dark cherry, licorice and herbal flavors on a bed of fine-grained tannins. A harmonious wine, its fruit echoing nicely on the finish. Drink now through 2004.


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.


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Vintage: 2008 11/27/2012

Aromas of vanilla bean, coffee bean, and mocha introduce this classic Merlot. Dark chocolate covered cherries, caramel and nutmeg flavors meld with silky tannins and create a long and elegant finish.


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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

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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Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

Another excellent vintage for this textbook, good-value Columbia Valley Merlot. Silky, softly spiced and seductive, from its lush, toasty nose to its cherry/berry fruit to its chocolatly finish. Still a little hard, so leave some time for it to breathe.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

Bright raspberry scents, with a fresh and lifted aspect that adds to its immediate appeal. The blend includes 10% cab franc and 10% cab sauvignon, a lot of complexity in an $8 wine. This is substantial, layered, with a plummy, herbal, fairly tannic middle and plenty of weight in the follow-through.


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Wine Specs:

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

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