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Columbia Crest Shiraz Columbia Valley 2003

Member Review by JimboP:

I was extremely impressed and surprised by this wine. I wasn't expecting a lot at this price, but it will stack up against Shiraz at much higher price points. It is a tribute to Washington wine making and has a full oak flavor without being overpowering; lots of fruit notes and very smooth finish. I highly recommend this one.

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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.
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Member Reviews for Columbia Crest Shiraz Columbia Valley

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Snooth User: JimboP
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4.00 5
09/13/2008

I was extremely impressed and surprised by this wine. I wasn't expecting a lot at this price, but it will stack up against Shiraz at much higher price points. It is a tribute to Washington wine making and has a full oak flavor without being overpowering; lots of fruit notes and very smooth finish. I highly recommend this one.


Snooth User: couvares
3516213
5.00 5
04/18/2008

This is an unbeatable value -- fabulous, balanced Shiraz that matches up with those twice its price.


Snooth User: flamingtoad
3107794
4.00 5
11/25/2009

We called this wine our "house red" and we were buying it for $4.99 which was just a ridiculous price for this quality of a wine. It matches up really well against much higher priced Shiraz/Syrah.


Snooth User: privatjokr
3636454
4.00 5
02/27/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Columbia Crest Shiraz Columbia Valley

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesWhite pepper, strawberry and freshly plucked rose petals meld with exotic spice notes to create a complex, balanced wine with a full mouthfeel and supple finish.




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