WS 89 WE 88 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - Ripe and supple, this deftly balanced red offers cherry, red pepper and dark plum flavors that glide smoothly over a nubby texture, finishing gently. Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2020.
According to Wine Enthusiast - This blend of Cabernet Franc (52%) along with Syrah (38%), Cabernet Sauvignon (8%) and 2% Merlot saw just a smidgeon (10%) of new oak. Notes of dried herbs, raspberries and dark chocolate partner with lithe fruit flavors backed by grainy tannins.
Winemakers Notes - At Columbia Crest, we combine artisan winemaking with the best vineyards in the Columbia Valley to craft world-class wines of outstanding quality and value. Each year our winemaker puts aside a couple barrels of wine that represent the GOLD standard of the Columbia Valley. Ripe tannins, balanced oak notes and dark fruit flavors lead to a lasting finish. 13.5% ABV.