Columbia-Crest Grand Estates 2007 Syrah

My first impression after a glass of this wine was,
“This is what the color purple tastes like.”

If you read my posts, then you know that I favor Syrah, I favor odd year vintages and I favor a great deal. The Columbia Crest Grand Estates 2007 Syrah is all that and more.

I used my Rabbit Wine Aerating Pourer to pour this lovely dark wine. When I stuck my nose in the glass, I got a whiff of asphalt after a summer shower; the aroma gradually shifted to root beer with an underlying heady aroma of earth, candied violets and cedar. This wine has a lovely mouth feel and good weight, cola, blueberry and a pinch of tarragon, balanced acidity, pleasantly dry, good finish which lingers pleasingly, not hot at 13.5% alcohol. Well done Columbia Crest, this vintage is drinking grand.

I found this wine selling locally for only $8.99. Go buy some and find out what the color purple tastes like. It’s the season of giving, so send some bottles my way. Recommended.



  1. Enjoyed another bottle of this 07 Syrah last weekend. Noticed a little bacon fat in the back of my mouth. Still drinking very well. I made a video of this tasting and may upload it. I don't like being in front of the camera so don't expect to see it.


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