This wine is another of the Columbia Crest creations that have been bargains every step of the way. This one is medium garnet on the pour with an earthy, smoky, green peppery bouquet.
In the mouth it has a toasty presence that has tight but solid flavors; it needs to be breathed!
After a half hour or so it has stern tannins, touch of cocoa, with a herbal note. This is another decent wine at $10 but is not of the caliber of the 2001 which was a top value pick of everyone including us at the WCB. Never-the-less, raise a glass!