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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Columbia Crest Walter Clore Private Reserve Red 2007
Columbia Crest Walter Clore Private Reserve Red 2007
(search item no. 117281)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $33.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 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
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Showcasing lots of finesse, this classic Bordeaux-style wine opens with aromatics of coconut, boysenberry and blackberry. The soft palate displays flavors of chocolate and cherries that are balanced with hints wood and fruit. These notes bring out the elegance of this powerful and enticing wine that cumulates to a lingering finish of coconut and cocoa.

65.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32.1% Merlot, 2.7% Cabernet Franc

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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.