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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Columbia Crest Walter Clore Private Reserve Red 1999
Columbia Crest Walter Clore Private Reserve Red 1999
(search item no. 56896)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $36.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Merlot elegance, cabernet sauvignon structure and cabernet franc spiciness blend to yield a refined yet concentrated wine. Aromas of licorice, cassis and smoke unfold in the glass, while blueberry and spice cloak the mouth in refined, complex flavors.
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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.