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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 93786)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $12.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 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
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Spice, blackberries and cassis aromas fill the nose followed by a medium-bodied, concentrated and satin textured mid-palate; the long finish offers silky tannins and dark chocolate notes.

"The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon is another winner for Columbia Crest, bringing spicy blackberry and cassis fruit to a wine with substantial weight and tannin for its price. There are somewhat aggressive notes of vanilla and tobacco, but the fruit and tannin stand up smartly, bringing the wine to a firm and full-bodied finish with added notes of chocolate and toast." 88 Points,
Wine Enthusiast

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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.