Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 121025)

PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep garnet with ripe cherry on the nose. Ripe cherry with cassis and clove on the palate with tobacco on the finish. A well-structured wine.

Cabernet Sauvignon stands up beautifully to virtually all red meats, whether served simply with au jus or rich, reduced sauces. Fine older Cabernets are excellent accompaniments to special occasion meals, while younger ones match simpler fare.

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About Columbia Winery:

Columbia Winery was the first premium winery in Washington and the first in the state to produce vineyard-designate wines. Columbia Winery was founded in 1962 by ten friends, six of whom were University of Washington professors. Originally known as Associated Vintners, the group was united in the belief that vines could survive the harsh Washington winters and that fine wine could be made in Washington state.

Having worked alongside founding winemaker and Master of Wine, David Lake, Kerry Norton now oversees the Columbia Winery winemaking, handcrafting Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah sourced from the Columbia and Yakima Valleys.