Columbia Crest 2015 H3 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $15

By on October 21, 2018

Best Buy! Juan Muñoz Oca, who now oversees winemaking throughout Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, helped spearhead this tier a decade ago during his career at Columbia Crest. It’s grown into one of the Northwest’s largest expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as an ambassador for the Cab from the growing Horse Heaven Hills. Enticing aromas of blackberry jam and plum include caramel corn and orange oil. Inside, sweet cherries, black currant and dark chocolate flavors are joined by a sprinkling of baking spices over the fine-grained tannins and blueberry acidity. Its long finish will serve it well alongside grilled meats, lamb roast and strongly flavored cheeses.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 350,000 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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