Columbia Crest Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
Strawberry, cherry and cola aromas and flavors harmoniously flow into the silky and soft palate that culminates into a long velvety finish.
Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Syrah, 2% Merlot
Wine & Spirits - "With spicy cola scents over black-plum fruitiness, this sleek red has a dusty, savory set of flavors and a rich, chocolatey finish."
Columbia Crest Winery
Founded in 1983, Columbia Crest has grown from a small winery in a relatively unknown wine region to one of the most significant wineries in the U.S. and a major force behind Washington state's emergence as a world-class wine region. Over the years, the winery has remained committed to delivery handcrafted, small-lot wines, as well as affordable, superior quality everyday wines. In 2009, the winery reached a milestone when Wine Spectator named their 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon "Wine of the Year," the first time a wine from Washington state has received the ranking. This accolade was not only a historic moment for Columbia Crest, but for all wineries in Washington and reinforced the belief that the region is among the best wine-producing areas in the world. View all Columbia Crest Wines
About Columbia ValleyView a map of Columbia Valley wineries
Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which helps the vines survive the harsh winters.
Notable FactsMerlot is the most popular and most planted grape of the area, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Syrah and Riesling are also popular and continue to grow in acreage.
About WashingtonRelated Links:Now the number two producer in the United States, Washington State has also grown in quality.
So how does a state known for rain and coffee produce high quality wines? They plant their grapes on the east side of the Cascade mountains, away from that ever-present rain cloud that sits along the coast. Perhaps wine grapes do well since the sandy loam soils east of the Cascade range give way to an almost desert-like land, saved from drought only by the helpful rivers that run through the area – and the good irrigation systems.
Thinking that the state would do best with typical northern growing grapes like Riesling and Gewurtztraminer, turns out the apple state is well-suited for reds, namely Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and, more recently, Syrah. Of course, whites have not been forgotten - Washington State Rieslings range from bone-dry to sweet, are well-structured and high quality, and Chardonnay dominates most of the other white plantings, making a range of wines. But the reds of the region, Merlot in particular, have made Washington State a quality force to be reckoned with.
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- 5 Stars: 18
- 4 Stars: 51
- 3 Stars: 37
- 2 Stars: 10
- 1 Stars: 11
139 ratings, 10 with reviews411/2/2011Bought a case and I'm glad I did. An incredibly easy drinking wine that I could enjoy every night of the week. I'd better grab another case...Jitegemea - Wellsboro, PA49/3/2011Good light Cab easily used as a table red with CLASS!511/17/2011
A very good tasting wine. I would rate it a 92 and the price was terrific.JD Bone - Ann Arbor, MI511/15/2011
- Smooth & Supple
It was so good that I'm tempted to give it a bad rating so that they don't sell out. Just ordered 15 bottles just in case. :) Was just very smooth, very fruity (but not sweet), and low acidity (which is important to my wife). Comes together to make a wine that we believe can compete with a $20 or $30 bottle.411/7/2011
- Smooth & Supple
for the price this is a very good selection and a pleasant surprise, regardless of price it is still a good selection, it is not as big and bold as some cabs but more on the fruity side.411/3/2011A very nice everyday Cabernet for a reasonable price. The blending of the two vines produces a wine better than either could be on it's own.CLo The Grape - Carlsbad, CA111/2/2011DEADPOOL - Fort Myers, FL410/30/2011Gabriela Saldivar - Fairfield, IA510/29/2011Alma Leon Reveles - San Francisco, CA310/26/2011I was sceptical, however, this is actually an extremely good wine for the money. It is solid, smooth, and not overly-fruity, making it a great wine to sit down at lunch or dinner with. LIKE!Rita Marianni - Boca Raton, FL310/24/2011Bob Corcoran - Medford, MA410/20/2011Great find - delicious berry and black fruit with a fine finish - super buy at $9 - buy a bunch, great everyday wine!DJDiva - Somerville, MA110/17/2011Christy Gillman - Brighton, MA510/12/2011
- Light & Fruity
This is a great wine at a great price! I love the full body flavor while still being light on the pallet - easy to drink. You could have this with pizza or with the finest steak in the land!59/25/2011
- Smooth & Supple
greg kaufman - Morton, IL39/22/2011greg kaufman - Morton, IL49/22/2011The Baron - Fairbanks, AK59/17/201148/13/2011Excellent wine. Very smooth finish. Would definitely buy again!Related ProductsAromas and flavors of dark red fruits reveal a bold style of Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine displays fruit complexity and ...
- Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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