Columbia Crest Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most 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%.
Aromas of strawberry, cherry and cola lead to a silky, soft palate that culminates into a long velvety finish. This Cabernet Sauvignon is elegant yet approachable and complex.
Smooth & Supple
Pork > Tenderloin, Chicken > BBQ, beef stew, Cheese > Creamy, crackers, Salmon > Grilled, Pork > Herbs
Definitely not for hard core Cab drinkers looking to compete with a monster steak, it is one of the best end of the day, everyday red wines available at this price point. It does pair well with pork, hearty stews, and mild cheese and crackers. I have bought many of their vintages and have always found the quality high and consistent. Very good Cab to drink as a Cab primer. My wife drinks it everyday, too. She only used to drink whites.
Price is cheap but I love the taste and consistency bottle to bottle. Great end of a long day wine, just by itself.
Good everyday wine, great value
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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. ...
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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...
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(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...
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