Aromas of blackberry and cherry. Soft and open with a fruit forward relaxed style. Flavors of blackberry cobbler, black currant, anise, and hints of menthol. Slight drying tannin on the medium length finish. Improved slightly over the 1st hour.
Good with food, but as a standalone cab it has minimal character. Despite it's early age, there is little oak on the nose and tannins are minimal. No "wow" character here. Complexity is also missing, so I do not expect it to age well. Drink it up soon.
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(Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley) An aromatically restrained wine with coffee, dried herbs, and cherry. The palate brings a surprising amount of fruit intensity matched by grainy tannins while still retaining a silky texture. 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Merlot. Aged in oak 16 months (33% new). 13.0% alcohol. Sample provided by winery. Recommended
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