2006 Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon "Grand Estates"
Winery: Columbia Crest
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grand Estates"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, & 4% Syrah
Region: Columbia Valley
State or country: WA
Cases produced: 200,000
KWG Score: 88.4 (based on 5 reviews)
Average Virtual Score: 88 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Good (86)
Review date: October 24, 2009
Wine Review: This ruby colored offering is a pleasant everyday Cab. It opens with a ripe plum like bouquet with a hint of coffee. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and round. The flavor profile is a mild oak infused black cherry with hints of spice and pepper. The finish is dry and its soft tannins are slightly prolonged. This is a Good pizza cab that is very easy to drink and enjoy. - Ken
Winemaker Notes: "Aromas of intense cherry, cassis and slight spice fill the nose, followed fruit-forward flavors of berry on the palate; the long finish offers silky tannins mingled with cocoa and spice notes." -Ray Einberger, Winemaker
Organic status: not organic
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