Columbia Crest Shiraz Columbia Valley 2009
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 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.
This is an unbeatable value -- fabulous, balanced Shiraz that matches up with those twice its price.
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.
Two and a half glasses
External Reviews for Columbia Crest Shiraz Columbia Valley
This Shiraz features New World-style ripe and jammy fruit aromas. Flavors of black cherry and white pepper are pronounced on the palate with hints of boysenberry and raspberry. The lingering finish is pleasingly supple.
Food Pairings for Columbia Crest Shiraz Columbia Valley
This Shiraz features New World-style ripe and jammy fruit aromas. Flavors of black cherry and white pepper are pronounced on the palate with hints of boysenberry and raspberry. This is an elegant yet approachable and complex wine without being complicated.
|Alcohol: 13.8%||pH: 3.80|
|Total Acidity: 0.55 grams per liter|