WS 93 Pts - Highly Recommended - According to Wine Spectator - Chewy with tannin, but bursting with fresh currant and plum, sneaking in hints of mint and black tea as the finish lingers. A graceful wine that has miles to go. Best from 2013 through 2018.
Tasting Notes - This wine delivers an enticing bouquet of spice, anise and rose petals. On the palate, a perfect balance of cherry, berry and cocoa flavors lead to a powerful and complex finish. Made from the top 10% of the fruit harvested from Columbia Crest's best vineyard sites, the 2008 Reserve Cabernet, which blends in 14% Merlot is a classic Washington Cab. Floral nuances on the nose give way to licorice and brown spice-scented fruit. The wine is generous on the palate, with cherry and raspberry mocha flavors, more spice and medium-grained tannins that linger on the vanilla finish. Rated 90+