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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Columbia Crest Grand Estates Chardonnay 2006
Columbia Crest Grand Estates Chardonnay 2006
(search item no. 93868)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $8.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 85 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Intense aromas of apple and pear lead into hints of melon and creamy butter on the palate in this refined Chardonnay. The lingering finish is a lush balance of sweet oak, caramelized sugar, and fruit."
- Ray Einberger, Winemaker
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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.