|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.
Closure: Real cork.
I'll post more data when I find it.