Red

2005 Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 270

  • slywka7 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    May 14, 2017 - Decanted for 1 hour. This is starting to get bricking around the edges. Aromas of dried cherry, blackberry, mint and plum. Flavors of dried cherry, blackberry, currant, mint and black olive. The tannins are fully resolved in this and it's not going to get any better. Finish goes on for about 25-30 seconds and has the cherry and black olive thing going on.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • hiker_guy Does not like this wine:

    April 19, 2017 - I've had 2 corked bottles in this case so far and this one seems "cork influenced". I can't believe a winery this large uses such poor corks.
    No fruit, very dry, nose is off. It doesn't seem to get worse as it remains open but it is definitely not a 95 pt wine with 12 years of age and doesn't get better either.
    Very disappointing.

    The winery replaced the first 2 bottles that were corked (both quite badly) but 3 in a case seems beyond belief so I won't bother.

  • df1962 wrote: (95 points)

    March 18, 2017 - PnP cork broke. Deep garnet purple almost saturated. Cassis saddle leather tobacco licorice lavender cocoa hint of cherry on the nose. Medium weight silky tannins. Fresh on the palate nice red and blue fruits with tertiary notes adding complexity. In a really good place has at least 5 more years on it.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • JSolo Likes this wine: (91 points)

    February 14, 2017 - Still has life.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Kevinbacchus Likes this wine: (88 points)

    December 6, 2016 - Opened and let breath for half hour has lost a lot of character good dark fruit on the nose and front palate finish was disappointing smooth but not complex touch hint of licorice. I should have drank a few years ago I guess

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Columbia Crest
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Reserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Columbia Valley
  • UPC Codes 088586419973, 4018510419973, 451062607506

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 27 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,246 (39%)
  • Consumed 1,932 (60%)

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Community Recommendations

burger, Grilled Steak, Grilled Vegetables, steak

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96% Like It  48 votes

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