Friday, March 23, 2012

Review: 2009 Columbia Crest Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon

As mentioned on Facebook.

2009 Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon.

For several months I've remarked, on my Facebook page, at how well the 2009 Columbia Crest Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon is drinking. However, I've neglected to post a review here. Bottom line? Go buy this wine, it is one of the best values for a Washington Cabernet Sauvignon out there. This week I paid $6.99 for a bottle, although I've paid as little as $5 or as much as $7.99. At any of these prices, you will be happy with your purchase.

Color: Good color, clear, body and rim ruby.
Nose: Some earthiness with mushroom, blackberry, cola, graphite, black pepper and plum fruit-leather.
Palate: Cherry, earth, medium-light tannins, gentle grip on gums, mild acidity, cherry, vanilla, cocoa on the smooth, medium-short finish.

Pretty good for $7. This is not a huge wine, but it is enjoyable, and quite affordable. A good any day wine, with enough character to please most. I also appreciate that it does not have any of that fake, syrupy character too many wines in this price range tend to have. For a value label, Columbia Crest has hit it out of the park. I suggest you buy at least a case and drink over the next couple of years.

This wine drank well over 4 hours. Recommended.

ABV 13.5%
Closure: Real cork.
I'll post more data when I find it.

www.columbiacrest.com

Cheers!


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