Sunday, January 08, 2006

Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 Wine Review (NW)

Nice nose of blackberries and vanilla
Smooth, velvety texture on the palate with berries, spices, and oak
Very nice, smooth finish

Columbia Crest is a favorite inexpensive producer of mine. They put together red wines that are very smooth and loaded with flavor. These wines are definitely in the "New World" style with up-front fruit and oak, but they also do just fine with food.

This Cabernet Sauvignon is generally priced about $12; I paid $10 on sale. I consider it to be a good value wine, and usually keep a few bottles on hand for a week night or as a default when no one can decide what to open. Raise a glass to good value!

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