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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Columbia Crest Sauvignon Blanc 2003
Columbia Crest Sauvignon Blanc 2003
(search item no. 80376)

PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Sauvignon Blanc in particular is a wine that is best styled in the vineyard, and Columbia Crest winemaker Doug Gore works with the vineyard team to play up fruit and downplay herbaciousness without loosing it altogether. The 1998 Sauvignon Blanc has a subtle herbal note and a touch of flint that is complemented nicely by wildflower, honey and ripe melon. A small portion of the wine was barrel aged for roundness and complexity without sacrificing the wines crisp acidity. Fifteen percent Semillon contributes depth and complexity.
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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.