Columbia Crest 2012 Wautoma Springs Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $35

By on June 10, 2016

columbia-crest-wautoma-springs-vineyard-reserve-cabernet-sauvignon-2012-bottleA classic vintage from this young vineyard within the Cold Creek District achieved optimal ripeness on Oct. 6 and then spent 18 months in French oak. Fruit off this site is routinely a candidate for Columbia Crest’s famous Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon  program, and that shows early on with aromas of chocolate-covered espresso bean, French vanilla and plum with ripe cherry, dark strawberry and fresh-cut cedar. Dusty and dark fruit, akin to Chukar Cherries, leads the palate. Slaty tannins and boysenberry acidity make for a rewarding finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 325 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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