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2008 Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon "H3"

Columbia Crest 2008 H3 Cabernet

Winery: Columbia Crest

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "H3"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, & 3% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Horse Heaven Hills

State or country: WA

Price: $15

Cases produced: 40,000

KWG Score: 89.8 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: November 10, 2010

Wine Review: This wine is a steal. It is opaque and very dark purple colored. It opens with a mild black currant bouquet with a hint of black cherry and old oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a very tasty boysenberry with notes of integrated oak and black cherry. The finish is dry and its big moderate tannins are manageable, yet very sticky and linger a while. This wine is a great value for the money and it would pair very well with a New York strip steak. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This intense, fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon delivers aromas of dark chocolate-covered cherries, black tea and a hint of cedar, leading to a silky texture accented by flavors of cassis and exotic spices. This wine is structured but delicate with a perfect balance of earthy tannins and a lingering finish. Ray Einberger, Winemaker

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Columbia Crest 2008 H3 Cabernet.

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