Columbia Crest

Grand Estates Columbia Valley Syrah

8.6115 ratings
7.81 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Frank Rotello

Dark, rustic red in color. Initial nose of candied nuts, berries and cedar. Forward palette was softer than expected with dark berry. Very little peppery spice. More of a baking spice. Smooth tannin finish. Lingered big vanilla bean flavors for me. Paired braised short ribs and polenta. A good drinking Syrah especially for beginners. I prefer a little more peppery earthiness in syrahs. But a good bargain for the price

Dark, rustic red in color. Initial nose of candied nuts, berries and cedar. Forward palette was softer than expected with dark berry. Very little peppery spice. More of a baking spice. Smooth tannin finish. Lingered big vanilla bean flavors for me. Paired braised short ribs and polenta. A good drinking Syrah especially for beginners. I prefer a little more peppery earthiness in syrahs. But a good bargain for the price

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2014
Adrian Figg

A steal. Dark chocolate, over-ripe red fruits, sea salt, woodsy. I feel like Iā€™m in the PNW forest.

A steal. Dark chocolate, over-ripe red fruits, sea salt, woodsy. I feel like Iā€™m in the PNW forest.

Aug 5th, 2018
Greg Payton

Rich and full of fruit notes but a bit sour tasting. Not my favorite.

Rich and full of fruit notes but a bit sour tasting. Not my favorite.

Mar 4th, 2018
Kristin Cancellieri

Peppery with scents of smoke and leather. Smooth and soft. Perfect and tasty to drink.

Peppery with scents of smoke and leather. Smooth and soft. Perfect and tasty to drink.

Feb 24th, 2018
Mark Farrell

Inky deep purple color with a nose of potpourri, tomato, and plum. Can definitely taste the oak influence. A good, full bodied mouthfeel, but seems a little disjointed on the finish.

Inky deep purple color with a nose of potpourri, tomato, and plum. Can definitely taste the oak influence. A good, full bodied mouthfeel, but seems a little disjointed on the finish.

Oct 21st, 2017
Barry Ballan

Plump, plush and rich, with fresh blackberry and espresso flavors, ending on a polished note - our kind of wine šŸ‘āœ…

Plump, plush and rich, with fresh blackberry and espresso flavors, ending on a polished note - our kind of wine šŸ‘āœ…

Oct 6th, 2017
Brian Branco

Smooth full bodied Syrah. Flavors of plum and cedar stood out.

Smooth full bodied Syrah. Flavors of plum and cedar stood out.

Jul 21st, 2017
Dominic

Decent complexity for the price. Little more spice than some other value syrahs. I'll buy again.

Decent complexity for the price. Little more spice than some other value syrahs. I'll buy again.

Jun 26th, 2017
Katie Conor

Not bad.. especially for the price!

Not bad.. especially for the price!

May 1st, 2017
Thomas Vassiliades

Medium-bodied heaven. šŸ˜

Medium-bodied heaven. šŸ˜

Apr 4th, 2017