I’ve had a number of wines from Washington state as part of my membership in Society for American wines and been impressed. Even had a number of Columbia Crest wines and also been impressed. So when I saw this one on the list I grabbed it.

Dark in color with a mild nose of rich red berries. On the mid pallet right out of the bottle the wine starts out with some rich bold red berries but then quickly get’s overwhelmed by some firm acidity. A bit of time in the decanter dialed down the acidity and revealed rich red berries and some lovely mocha. The wine is medium in length with some fine tannins. We paired it with hamburgers and it went well. I would give it a solid 89. I can totally believe it will keep a while. I think it’s a it young right now. Yumm. And according to the review this is a good wine for ageing!

From the LCBO web site:
COLUMBIA CREST H3 CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010 VINTAGES 210047 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 19.95
Made in: Washington State, USA By: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Fob
Release Date: Aug 17, 2013
14.5% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Full-bodied & Smooth Sugar Content: 8 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry

Tasting Note
Polished and distinctive, offering chocolate and espresso accents around a supple core of cherry and fresh currant fruit. The finish is well-defined, with a silky feel. Drink now through 2019. Score – 90. (Harvey Steiman,, Nov. 30, 2012)


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