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Columbia Winery Riesling Blend Columbia Valley Cellarmaster's Riesling 2007

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Pale straw color, bright. Floral, honeyed aroma with notes of peach and spice. Lively, crisp palate that balances sugar with underlying natural acidity.

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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

Member Reviews for Columbia Winery Riesling Blend Columbia Valley Cellarmaster's Riesling

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Snooth User: ttutony
407981,093
4.00 5
01/17/2009

Served slightly chilled. This wine had delicious fruit flavors of pear and melon. Light-bodied and crisp with a balanced acidity that lends great definition to the fruit flavors in this wine. This is a very good riesling made in a style that is reminiscent to me of German rieslings. Some American rieslings are much too sweet for my taste but that was not the case at all with this wine. Great quality to price ratio. Recommended.


Snooth User: seadevi
84458115
4.00 5
01/17/2009

What a value! Normally found here in the Seattle, WA area for less than $10 per bottle. Apricot notes and a clean light finish characterized this wine.


Snooth User: lakerpolo
10461851
3.50 5
12/09/2008

A little to sweet for me, but very good in comparison to other Rieslings from the area


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.50 5
05/15/2009

Apples on the nose - great acidity, green apples throughout. there's some tropical fruit behind the acids - mangoes - and this comes through stronger through the mid palate. 1.7% residual sugar


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
4.00 5
04/10/2009

Off dry with a smokey apricot nose. A nice spritz of acidity keeps it balanced and there are flavors of lemon grass that leads to a rich, toasty, golden finish - lots of crystallized honey on the finish. Very nice for such a cheap wine. A little sweet on the finish for me, but in the mouth the acidity kept it from being flabby. Paired with Kung Pao Chicken - very nice too.


Snooth User: pig703
34764750
4.00 5
01/15/2010

Very Good. Not as sweet as others I have had $8


Snooth User: chrish
21587145
4.00 5
07/19/2009

Off dry balanced with a nice crispness. Tastes and aromas of honey and pears. One of my favorite value rieslings. Pairs well with spicy Asian dishes.


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External Reviews for Columbia Winery Riesling Blend Columbia Valley Cellarmaster's Riesling

External Review
03/16/2010

Columbia Winery Riesling 2007 Cellar Master and all other wine from Columbia Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
03/05/2009

Accomplished, but still lots of fun – just like you. Everything that's lovely about this wine is completely typical of the best Rieslings: honey flavors, apricot aromas, and perfect balancing acidity that makes it perfect alone or with food (even spicy Indian dishes).


External Review
07/27/2010

Light green straw in color with traditional flavorsof lime, kiwi and hints of peach with somecreamy notes along with bright acidity andbalancing warmth. The slightly perceptiblesweetness, along with balance between acidityand fruit, gives this Riesling backbone and bodythat pairs beautifully with a wide variety of meatsand spicier cuisines.


External Review
10/15/2009

Floral aroma with hints of peach, quince, lime and clove. Rich and full-flavored fruit on the palate is balanced by refreshing, crisp acidity.


External Review
11/25/2009

Columbia Winery Cellarmaster's Riesling 2007 750ML


External Review
10/06/2009

Winemaker's notes. Floral honeyed aroma with hints of apricot pear and allspice. Rich and full-flavored fruit on the palate is balanced by clean crisp acidity.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesFloral, honeyed aroma with hints of apricot, pear and allspice. Rich and full-flavored fruit on the palate is balanced by clean, crisp acidity.


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Pale straw color, bright. Floral, honeyed aroma with notes of peach and spice. Lively, crisp palate that balances sugar with underlying natural acidity.

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