Saturday, May 20, 2006

Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 wine review by (PB)

Columbia Crest is fast becoming one of the best value producers of wine in this country if not the world. In the current issue of the Wine Enthusiast there are no less than four Columbia Crest wines–all under $13–listed as “Best Buys.”

This blog’s experience with this Washington State winery has no reason to question that.

This Cab–which we have reviewed numerous times since its release–just continues to be the bargain wine of the decade.

It is dark and rich looking in the glass and has a bouquet of rich fruit of plums with a delicate touch of currants and chocolat. On the palate, with some air, licorice, chocolate and eucalyptus layers are clear with a slightly vegetal under layer which rests on a foundation of relaxed tannins and an overall balanced wine. How can a wine this good only cost $10? We don’t know and we don’t care. Buy it all, raise a glass and enjoy!

1 comment:

Benito said...

I'm quite fond of this as well. One little bit of triva--and I promise that Columbia Crest hasn't promoted this for marketing purposes--is that the first harvest for these grapes was on September 11, 2001.

It's listed on the PDF fact sheet.