Columbia Crest Walter Clore Private Reserve Red 2009

Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $39.99
Item No. 120881
  • WE91
  • WS90
Style: Big & Bold

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • WS92
  • WE90
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Winemaker's Notes

This classic Bordeaux-style wine opens with intense aromatics of vanilla, caramel, dark fruits and a hint of graphite. Wonderful blackberry and dark chocolate flavors on the palate grow into a soft but powerful and complex finish lingering with notes of exotic spices. This wine is sheer elegance."

Blend: 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec

Critical Acclaim

"blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 4% Malbec, this is supple and substantial, and it breathes lush notes of plum, cassis, black olive, raw wood and mineral, plus a dash of caramel. Cellar Selection."
91 Points

"Firm with tannins, showing a smoky note wafting through the red berry and red pepper flavors, persisting against the tannins on the finish. Needs cellaring to soften the tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec."
90 Points

Learn About Columbia Crest Map ItMap It

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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Learn About Columbia Valley

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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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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