Mainly Cabernet Sauvignon (46%) and Merlot (36%) the 2014 Columbia Crest ‘Walter Clore Private Reserve’ Red Wine is a gorgeous wine that is showing marvelously at five years of age. Coming from an exceedingly warm vintage in Washington, the spicy tones and deep core of dark fruit aromas mingle nicely in the glass. Generous and showing a plush texture, this has wonderful length with blackberry pie, cigar box, anise, Turkish coffee and shades of blueberry compote. The long finish lingers. Spectacular now, this beautiful wine will cellar well for the next fifteen years. Drink 2019-2033- 93 — 9 days ago
Katy liked it at the tasting — 14 days ago
Buttery with notes of tropical fruit and honey. I don't typically like chardonnay, but this wine had won me over! — 24 days ago
Awesome for Fajitas. Spicy, level. No lingering after taste — 14 days ago
Fruity and tasty - a little much with roasted veggies, but excellent with pasta. — 5 days ago
The 2016 'CVR' is an absolutely stunning release from Quilceda Creek. It takes on instant appeal, as the nose is very pretty and perfumed with red rose petals that combine with the marvelous dark and blue fruits. The texture is outstanding with a wonderfully rich and polished mouthfeel. Delicious flavors of ripe red, dark and blue fruit combine with a touch of chocolate to envelope the palate heading into the long finish. While this is already remarkable in its youth, it should also cellar well over the next ten to fifteen years. Drink 2020-2032- 93 — 4 days ago
I loved this Washington cab. It pours a dark rust red. The fruit is full with cherries and raspberries. The finish is short and not notable. But besides that I thought it was outstanding. This is beyond just a daily drinker. It accompanied the prime New York steak we had with it very well. On sale at Pavilions it was a steal for $10. — 14 days ago
Dark ruby/Inky in color with a short reddish rim.
Great fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, mocha, coffee, black pepper, earth and light vegetables.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, earth, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha and coke.
Nice spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This 5 year old Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon is always enjoyable. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity, but good right out of the bottle.
Wine Spectator 90 points.
This is a very nice wine for under $20.
I paired it with a cheese plate and fresh fruits.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$16. — 2 days ago
Great Chardonnay! Oaked, medium acidity — 14 days ago