Dark in color with a lovely rich dark berry nose. It wofts out as your pouring … On the mid pallet the wine displays lovely rich black cherries to match the nose along with some chocolate. The wine is medium in length the wine displays some fine tannins and acidity with the black cherries lingering beautifully in the mouth along with a hint of pepper. I would give it a 90, which for the price is an excellent deal!
From the LCBO web site:
Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2012—VINTAGES#: 240093
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth
Washington has really established itself as a home for Cabernet Sauvignon and is moving from strength to strength with the varietal. This has intense dark fruit, baking chocolate and wood smoke notes that are picked up on the palate and then some! This will be ideal with smoked meats or steaks. (VINTAGES panel, Dec. 2013) $17.95
Release Date:October 25, 2014 Alcohol/Vol 13.9% Made in: Washington State, USA By: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Fob Sugar Content: 10 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:D – Dry Style: Full-bodied & Smooth
Description: Since opening its doors in 1983, Columbia Crest has been a leading voice in Washington’s emergence as a go-to region for reliability, value, and, above all, quality Bordeaux varietals. Their Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from vineyards situated on south- and southeast-facing slopes of the Cascade Mountains. This will be a wine of great fruit intensity, balance, and structure that will be ideal with steak or smoked ribs.