Columbia Crest

Private Reserve Walter Clore Columbia Valley Red Blend

9.1116 ratings
9.421 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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

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

Jan 9th, 2020
Elsie W

Alcoholic Beverages General Sales Manager, Safeway

9.5

Fantastic Washington Wine!

Fantastic Washington Wine!

1 person found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2016
Bryant Bickel

Found this gem for $20, holding up nicely! The c/f doing the work here, I'm impressed. I would say it will probably fall to pieces in the next two years.

Found this gem for $20, holding up nicely! The c/f doing the work here, I'm impressed. I would say it will probably fall to pieces in the next two years.

Dec 13th, 2016
Ron R
9.2

Rarely are we disappointed with this producer. Today is no different
Luscious, sweet nose of syrop de cassis and exotic oak. 13 years in, the palette is still rich and textured. Finishes sweet with black currants and blueberries. We love this stuff. Excellent value.

Rarely are we disappointed with this producer. Today is no different
Luscious, sweet nose of syrop de cassis and exotic oak. 13 years in, the palette is still rich and textured. Finishes sweet with black currants and blueberries. We love this stuff. Excellent value.

Oct 29th, 2016
Drew Dodson

Holding up nicely!

Holding up nicely!

Mar 19th, 2016
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

9.3

2011 Vintage. Oak, mocha, currants, and cassis on the sweet nose. The aromas are nicely integrated into the palate with a hint of acaí on the long, velvet finish. Will easily last another 15 years (2030).

2011 Vintage. Oak, mocha, currants, and cassis on the sweet nose. The aromas are nicely integrated into the palate with a hint of acaí on the long, velvet finish. Will easily last another 15 years (2030).

Mar 22nd, 2015
Sue Mohle

WSWRT

WSWRT

Sep 23rd, 2014
Austin Beeman

More austere and serious than the cheaper bottlings. Age worthy.

More austere and serious than the cheaper bottlings. Age worthy.

Dec 12th, 2013
Erin Brooks

Wine Blogger Brooksonwine

9.9

Part of a scholarship for highest score in my certified sommelier exam with the Court of Master Sommeluers. Delicious!

Part of a scholarship for highest score in my certified sommelier exam with the Court of Master Sommeluers. Delicious!

Nov 15th, 2013
Morris Birnbaum

Touch oak, nicely balanced

Touch oak, nicely balanced

May 1st, 2020