Columbia Crest Riesling Columbia Valley Grand Estates 2010
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.
I haven't tasted the Columbia Crest Grand Estate Riesling for many years before this 2010. Originally, I was not impressed but this offering is much better. It has more extract than their 2 vines and has a resin character with moderate fruit. A simple wine but nice nonetheless.
$10 wine. Crisp, some sweet right amount of tart. Really a good Riesling, great at $10. $10!
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Columbia Crest Riesling Columbia Valley Grand Estates
Intense aromas of apples and pears are complemented by a hint of minerality and orange blossoms. Rich, opulent flavors of tropical fruit are accentuated by crisp acidity, leading to a lingering, vibrant finish.
A wonderfully fragrant nose mixers scents of fresh fruits and blossoms, with a sweet and tart flavors profile. These are very user friendly flavors, ripe and round, with more fatness than most Washington Rieslings, especially at this price.
Sweet, with a lively balance to the almond-accented apple and honey flavors. Finishes with an open texture. Drink now.
Apricot and honeysuckle are noticeable on the palate. This is a clean, crisp wine that offers a hint of sweetness on the balanced finish.
Sweet, but not soft, with a lively tang of acidity to balance the deftly nuanced pear, honey and floral flavors, lingering well. Drink now through 2015. 65,000 cases made. -HS
This budget Riesling sets a good standard for the style and the price. Itrsquo;s off-dry, low alcohol (11.5%) and solidly varietal. The fruit is full bodied and ripe, with vivid peach and apricot flavors. Additional notes of honey and lemony breakfast tea keep the finish up and running.
A tangy, green apple flavored Riesling, with some light melon fruit also. It shows more varietal character than the rsquo;04 and has a nice juicy pop to the midpalate, despite the relatively high residual sugar.