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2006 Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon "Grand Estates"

Winery: Columbia Crest

Vintage: 2006

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

Price: $11

Cases produced: 200,000

KWG Score: 88.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Average Virtual Score: 85 (based on 1 review)

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

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Columbia Crest 2006 Grand Estates Cabernet.

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