Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Columbia Crest "Grand Estates" Shiraz 2002 wine review by (PB)

From the Washington wine makers who have a hard time making a bad wine, comes another value wine that defies its price point of $11.

This "Punch Cap" wine is a rich, dark plum colored purple right to the rim. The bouquet is musty with loads of plum and dark berry fruit.

The first impression on the palate is spice with rich flavors of licorice but tight fruit needs air to open.

Ten minutes does the trick and flavors just burst with fruit forward gobs of sensuous spicy fruit. It has nice structure and should age for several more years but is great right now. This one is worth seeking out! Raise a glass!

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