Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Grand Estates (PB)
This is another review of a value wine earning the Wine Spectator rating of 89 points.
It is deep and dark in the glass with raisiny and ripe blackberry aromas. Flavors are quite large with prunes and ripe fruit though hot on opening. A nice chocolate finish gives this $9 wine a shot at greatness. With a half hour of breathing the hot alcohol tones down with tannins that are sophisticated if not bordering on elegant. Big pruney and currant flavors take this wine to the end with a nice ending of dark fruit and smooth finish. This is still a wine that is available and worth seeking out. One of the best value wines of the year. Raise a glass and stock up–again!