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2008 Columbia Crest Red Blends or Varietals "Grand Estates Amitage"

Columbia Crest 2008 Amitage

Winery: Columbia Crest

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grand Estates Amitage"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 64% Merlot, 19% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Franc, 4.5% Malbec, & 5.5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $12

Cases produced: 50,000

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: March 11, 2012

Wine Review: This kitchen sink red blend is a nice value considering its $12 price point. It is opaque and very dark purple colored and opens with fragrant black currant bouquet with a hint of barnyard and anise. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, shows some elevated acidity, and lots juicy fruit. Those fruits are black currant and plum with nicely integrated oak and black pepper, I also detected hints of black licorice as well. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are dusty and stick to the inside of your mouth. This is a nice everyday wine and would be a good glass pour to serve with juicy Kobe bacon burger sliders. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This complex red exhibits layer flavors of blackberries and plums with a subtle spiciness and silky mouthfeel that leads to a long, elegant finish.

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