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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Columbia Winery Otis Vineyard David Lake Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Columbia Winery Otis Vineyard David Lake Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
(search item no. 79614)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $22.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Number 55 on Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2004!

"Smooth and polished, an elegant red with depth of flavor that sneaks up on you. Currant, blackberry, smoky spice and dried tomato flavors compete for attention, building in intensity as the fine tannins subside on the long finish. Best from 2006 through 2015. 2,380 cases made."
-Wine Spectator

Ripe, rich, gamy and earthy, supple in texture and complex in flavor, offering coffee- and tobacco-scented cherry and plum flavors, finishing ripe, fleshy and mature.

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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.