"Firm, with a lovely bead of ripe currant, blueberry and sweet spice flavor coursing through a long, lively finish. Tannins are nicely polished and the fruit prevails against oaky character on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2006 through 2012."
"This sophisticated blend offers complex flavors of mixed red fruits, nicely textured and layered. You can pick out distinct pomegranate, cranberry, red berry and cherry flavors; there's nothing monlithic about it. There are also some hints of olive and herb, and substantial tannin."
The Walter Clore Private Reserve was picked from Columbia Crest's premier vineyard sites in 2001. Vineyards are located on the Wahluke Slope (50%), offering aromatics, texture and complexity and on the Horse Heaven Hills (50%), introducing balance and body.
"A classic Bordeaux-style wine offering a heady nose of cherry, blackberry, cinnamon and cocoa. Fruit and oak are perfectly balanced on the palate, and the seductive chocolate, cherry, blackberry finish lingers."
-Ray Einberger, Winemaker