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Columbia Crest Syrah Columbia Valley Reserve 1994

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Lovely on the nose: wiry, gamy and very little brett, but what is there is leather and fresh barnyard. Very fresh, not sure I would call this domestic. Green peppercorn, smokey, intense and really impressive. The cigar and minty spice are powerful. Big and a touch sweet with bright acids, lots of red plum and lots of red fruit. Backed up with a nice herbal, pollen note. Finishes with bright acids, a bit too bright, and a lot of sweet tea. Much more on the nose, which is outstanding, palate is red currant and a touch lean. 89pts

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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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Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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Editorial Reviews for Columbia Crest Syrah Columbia Valley Reserve

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,105
4.00 5
02/22/2012

Lovely on the nose: wiry, gamy and very little brett, but what is there is leather and fresh barnyard. Very fresh, not sure I would call this domestic. Green peppercorn, smokey, intense and really impressive. The cigar and minty spice are powerful. Big and a touch sweet with bright acids, lots of red plum and lots of red fruit. Backed up with a nice herbal, pollen note. Finishes with bright acids, a bit too bright, and a lot of sweet tea. Much more on the nose, which is outstanding, palate is red currant and a touch lean. 89pts


Member Reviews for Columbia Crest Syrah Columbia Valley Reserve

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Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.50 5
02/23/2012

Decidedly heavy on the palette but nice structured fruit and hints of leather and tobacco. Smooth finish!


Snooth User: Kirsy
8805431,786
3.50 5
02/22/2012

Very perfumy on the nose. Vibrant burgundy colored, lots of fruit on the palate with very minimal tanning, very leathery on the tongue.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549168,739
4.00 5
02/25/2012

On the nose, I found browned butter and black fruit with herbs, dark wood tones, a hint licorice and undergrowth. On the palate, it was rich yet fresh with dark fruits, savory saucy notes, and herbal tones. It was energetic and fun with lots of acidity and bacon notes on the finish.


Snooth User: Aaron Fili
54065517
0.00 5
02/24/2012

Prune, black fruit and lavendar on the nose with similar impressions on the palate with the addition of a hint of mint.




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