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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 96178)
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This intense, fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon delivers aromas of cherry blossom and rose petals with a perfect balance of earth, mineral, deep berry flavors, and a soft, smooth cocoa finish.

The 2006 growing season was marked by weather extremes, with near record rainfallduring the early spring and record high temperatures in the early and mid-summer. Although a challenging season weather-wise, exceptional sites including the warmer parts of the Horse Heaven Hills and Wahluke Slope saw early ripening and bold tannins from the high temperatures. In the cooler growing areas later ripening prompted good color, pronounced fruit flavors and softer tannins in reds.

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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.