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Columbia Crest Grand Estates Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009


Recommendation: Good buy for an inexpensive Cabernet.

Winery/Producer: Vinted and Bottled by Columbia Crest Winery; Paterson, Washington.

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Columbia Valley, Washington.

Vintage: 2009

Price: $5.99

Purchased From: Ralphs Grocery Store; Encino, California

Paired With: (Left over dinner) grilled steak, fried potatoes, steamed-broccoli-cauliflower-carrots mix.

Tasting:

    He said: Dark, almost opaque ruby red color. Light dark fruit aromas. Fairly smooth, dry, bright fruit taste that has an OK balance with flavor and tannins. The finish is medium-length, smooth and flavorful. Nothing special but at under $10 this has to be called a bargain Cabernet.

    She said: Faint aromatic bouquet leads to a tasty flavor with medium body and short finish. No nuances of flavor but no harshness or sweetness, so it’s a bargain wine at under $10.

    Comments: Columbia Crest Grand Estates wines are always consistent…they are never memorable; but typically very drinkable and usually inexpensive.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Bar code: 08858640184