Thursday, April 5, 2012

Columbia Crest, Patterson

Taste Washington! Recommended Wines.


2008 Columbia Crest Walter Clore Private Reserve Red Wine.

2008 Walter Clore Private Reserve Red Wine - This is a Bordeaux-style red wine, it opens with intense aromatics and wonderful flavors. Big like. Juan Munoz Oca, is the Winemaker. I'd like to meet him someday. 57% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec. ABV 14.5%, Cases produced 1,800. Retail price $35. Recommended.

The fruit for the Walter Clore Private Reserve was picked from Columbia Crest’s premier vineyard sites. Vineyards located on the Wahluke Slope offer aromatics, texture and complexity; Cold Creek sites contribute flavor and fruitiness; and Horse Heaven Hills fruit introduces balance and body. Hand-picked grapes were crushed with 20% to 30% whole berries remaining.

Columbia Crest Winery
Tasting Room Hours: 10 am – 4:30 pm daily.
Hwy 221, Columbia Crest Drive
Paterson,WA 99345
509-875-4227

www.columbiacrest.com
twitter: @columbiacrest

* This could have been a favorite. I need to evaluate this wine at home.


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