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2009 Columbia Crest Red Blends or Varietals "H3 Les Chevaux"

Columbia Crest 2009 H3 Les Chevaux

Winery: Columbia Crest

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "H3 Les Chevaux"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 18% Syrah, 10% Malbec, & 3% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Horse Heaven Hills

State or country: WA

Price: $15

Cases produced: 9,400

KWG Score: 90 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 4, 2012

Wine Review: For the last couple of years, I have been very impressed with the H3 line and this wine is another winner in the portfolio. It is an opaque and onyx colored blend that opens with a ripe blueberry and black raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, nicely balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a rich blueberry and vanilla oak blend with notes of black cherry and a dash of black pepper. The finish is rather dry, shows a littler heat, and its sticky tannins are sizable and impressive. This is a lot of wine for the money and you will not be disappointed. Pair it with pot roast this winter. Buy a case. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of fresh blueberries, anise and earth lead to firm and supple tannins on the palate. This red wine blend presents incredible depth, with layered flavors of candied nuts, licorice and dark chocolate that lead to a mocha finish featuring ample, sweet tannins.

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