Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wine Review: Columbia Crest Two Vines 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley @columbiacrest

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Washington Cabernet Sauvignon for less than $10?

Looking for an affordable, celebratory July 4th Cabernet Sauvignon? Put the Columbia Crest Two Vines 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon - Columbia Valley on the label, on your list. Very pleased at the quality of this Washington Cabernet Sauvignon for the price. Fire up the grill and start pulling corks!

* See the note below about Columbia Crest being removed from the Two Vines label.

Tasting Notes Columbia Crest Two Vines 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Color: Dark ruby.
Nose: Cherry, candied, pencil lead, spicy leather, orange notes.
Palate: Mouth filling cherry pie, medium light body, medium short finish. It was dry and easy drinking. Surprised how well I liked it.  BIG flavor after an hour, medium body, medium finish, moderate acidity,  cherry, currant, plum, orange on the finish.

Thoughts: Most of the action was on the nose and finish. Watery mid-palate, but the finish kept it solid. Big bang for the price! Recommended + Terrific Value.

AVA: Columbia Valley
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: 2+1
Paid: $7.50

*Note: Washington is seeing changes among many notable wineries. For example, not all Two Vines wines are Washington wines. In January of this year, Columbia Crest was removed from the Two Vines label. Two Vines is now a separate label and can include California or Washington wine. Production is up and Washington cannot match the demand. Check the label to see if you are buying a Washington or a California wine. It could be either. Read more at: Great Northwest Wine, "Two Vines to become own brand, use California grapes," By Andy Perdue on December 18, 2013

Cheers!