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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 43218)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 85 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $10.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The master blend features 65% of the Cabernet Sauvignon lots harvested for the Grand Estates program plus 10% Merlot which further defines the flavor and mouthfeel. The wine is balanced and mouth filling with black cherry, blueberry and toast.
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About Columbia Crest:

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.