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.
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
Sweet, with a lively balance to the almond-accented apple and honey flavors. Finishes with an open texture. Drink now.
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.
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.
Soft and appealing for its pretty pear and apple flavors, finishing off-dry. Drink now.
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.
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