2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Washington: Columbia Valley
More awards than you can...
92 points - Wine Enthusiast ~ Cellar Selection
With more accolades and more 90+ scores than many California wineries, Washington state’s Columbia Crest Winery produces wines that rival the best of our beloved California. The winery is the only Washington state winery to have won Wine Enthusiast’s coveted Winery of the Year award.
Today’s 2008 Columbia Crest Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is an impressive wine that makes us look at Washington state wines in a whole new light. Sure, we’ve tasted really good wines from Washington, but today’s is easily the best that we’ve ever featured.
If you love great Cabernet Sauvignon as much as we do, you’ll accept today’s delicious wine with our boldest recommendation.
Very dark garnet with concentrated color from heart to edge. Heavy and viscous-looking in the glass, giving clues to the weight to come on the palate.
Plum brandy, spice and leather lead the way. As the wine breathes, it opens up, revealing dark fruit of braised plum, blueberry, braised fig, smoked meat and concentrated black cherry. At the end, hints of Christmas spice and cedar underpin the wine.
Dark and rich with blackberry, dusty bramble, alpine strawberry, dried cherry, smoked cherry, river rock and dried unsweetened cranberry. At the end, walnut meat, dark tobacco and a hint of lichen.
Extra long, with a softly grainy texture that seems to hold on to dark fruit and earthen flavors for a long time.
BBQ duck breast with rosemary would be a delight. Add grilled asparagus with freshly grated parmesan for a real treat.