Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Yakima Valley Otis Vineyard 2004

Member Review by Philip James:

Dried currants on the nose with a nice cedar / vanilla scent. Rich and fruity throughout, with a lot of powerful dark fruits. Robust tannic finish, with the fruit moving to licorice at this point.

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Columbia Winery:
Columbia Winery was founded in 1962 during the birth of the Washington wine industry by a group of 10 people from Seattle, 6 of whom were University of Washington professors. Under the name "Associated Vintners", their goal was to bring european-style wine to Washington State. They began production in the basement of a Laurelhurst home and grew to one of the largest producers in th... Read more
Columbia Winery was founded in 1962 during the birth of the Washington wine industry by a group of 10 people from Seattle, 6 of whom were University of Washington professors. Under the name "Associated Vintners", their goal was to bring european-style wine to Washington State. They began production in the basement of a Laurelhurst home and grew to one of the largest producers in the state. The winery has the distinction of being the first premium winery in the state as well as having the frist Master of Wine on the continent as their winemaker--David Lake. David Lake was instrumental in bringing several varietals, including Syrah, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, and Pinot Gris, into the state through a partnership with Mike Sauer, the owner of the Red Willow vineyard. Columbia Winery was the first in the state to commercially produce a Syrah, which has become one of Washington's most acclaimed varietals. Currently, Columbia Winery produces anything from a stylish Malbec, to their most popular Cellarmaster's Riesling, to beautifully crafted Syrahs and Cabernets, to a beautiful Bordeaux style blend named The Peninsula. The 2003 Otis Cabernet was awarded a spot among the top 100 wines in Washington according to the Seattle Times and the 2007 Small Lot Riesling, a lovely, crisp off-dry riesling was named the Northwest wine of the Week. They are open for tasting 7 days a week from 10-6. Tastings cost $5; a small price to pay for 5 tastes from a menu of 8 wonderful wines. The tasting room staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and prides themselves on educating visitors on Columbia Winery as well as Washington wine. Read less
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Member Reviews for Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Yakima Valley Otis Vineyard

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Snooth User: Philip James
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3.50 5
05/15/2009

Dried currants on the nose with a nice cedar / vanilla scent. Rich and fruity throughout, with a lot of powerful dark fruits. Robust tannic finish, with the fruit moving to licorice at this point.


Snooth User: Philip James
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 05/12/2009

Nice woodsy nose with flavors of sour cherries and sage. Balanced with a nice long smooth finish.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 11/25/2012

From vines as old as 50 years. Exotic nose of cassis and sage, forest floor and some barnyard qualities likely due to its age. Flavors follow along with currant and hints of mint. Also has a nice leather quality. Drink now as it's beginning its decline. 86 pts. 8/12/11 at Winery


External Reviews for Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Yakima Valley Otis Vineyard

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Source: WineChateau.com
07/27/2010

A deep garnet color with hints of blueberry,vanilla and cedar on the nose. Full, mouthfillingripe tannins are balanced by sweet fruitthat provides a textured lengthy finish.



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