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2000 Columbia Crest Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Estates Columbia Valley
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87 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2003

($13) Red-ruby. Currant, chocolate, smoky oak and a whiff of dill on the nose. Nicely layered, sweet and flavorful, with notes of currant, raspberry and chocolatey oak. Finishes with rather suave, chocolatey tannins. An excellent cabernet value.

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Too good to pass up
by CoolHandLuke
Damn good wine! I loved how this wine just coats my palet with smooth cocoa. I just stocked up and will only use the last few bottles for special nights. (when my wife is gone). :) just kidding.
You could do worse
by Winehound
I'd agree that this wine is well made and flavourful. It has decent fruit without being candied like many Aussies in this price range. It also has a certain depth and lingering taste. It seems appropriately acidic and well oaked (rioja-like) but not compromised. But this is not something that compels. This is a wine for drinking now, without much thought.
Great Value
by BRedman
This wine is tasty and quite approachable now for only being a 2000. At only $10 per bottle, it can easily work as your "everyday" red wine. Well-balanced and ripe for its age.


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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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