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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Columbia Crest Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Columbia Crest Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 90157)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

93.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6.6% Cabernet Franc

Aromas of chocolate, cherry and slight mint precede a palate of cocoa and black cherry flavors. This is an intense, complex wine that culminates in the perfect balance of wood and fruit on the finish.

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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.