Columbia Crest 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $45

By on November 28, 2013

RED_A Three of Washington state’s top sites — Beverly, StoneTree and Wautoma Springs, which aren’t far from Mattawa — factored into this refined Cabernet Sauvignon. The harvest of Cabernet Sauvignon (87%), Merlot (11%) and Cabernet Franc on Oct. 2 produces aromas of black currant, warm boysenberry, plum, chocolate and violet. There’s a clean and rich welcome of boysenberry, red currant and dark chocolate on the palate with moderate tannins on the midpalate. A finish of dusty red cherry and black olive give it a touch of elegance.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 5,500 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%


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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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