Friday, January 28, 2011

Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot Columbia Valley 2007 review by (PB)

Black cherry hue with ample bouquet of ripe juicy blackberries on a bed of milk chocolate with cola or root beer aromas and a top off of crushed black fruit.

Palate--Soft presence with solid structure. Bready fruit, with significant tannins to keep this nice wine going for a few years. Subdued black berry on a layer of milk chocolate.

Columbia Crest is one of those vintners who just make quality offerings regardless the price point, regardless the grape. This is a solid wine at $11 so raise a glass.


Anonymous said...

Speaking of Columbia Crest...I just opened a bottle of 05 Reserve Zinfandel and WOW!
This is as good as any California Zin. I don't say that lightly, as we are wine club members of a California winery.
This is the best Zin from Washington I've had the pleasure to drink.
Paul S.
WinePress Northwest Magazine

Fiano said...

I must give it a try i didn't knew Columbia made such good wines
Thanks for opening my eyes.