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Reserve Columbia Valley Red Blend

9.218 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.6

125 Cases produced with a very aromatic bouquet of dark and red berry fruit with an array of dark spices earth and cigar box spice peppery spice. A very big and chewy wine with excellent freshness a firm hand of acidity with a good hand of earth cigar box spice and a long layered finish. Finsh most excellent. Dark spices and earth very layered and long.

125 Cases produced with a very aromatic bouquet of dark and red berry fruit with an array of dark spices earth and cigar box spice peppery spice. A very big and chewy wine with excellent freshness a firm hand of acidity with a good hand of earth cigar box spice and a long layered finish. Finsh most excellent. Dark spices and earth very layered and long.

Aug 15th, 2014
Rafael Landestoy

Magnum

Nov 30th, 2013
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.2

Champoux vineyard makes it into the blend weinbau vineyards is almost always in there. They make 4 single varietal wines from weinbau. A very well endowed bouquet of dark currant cassis berry fruity pretty floral notes a host of dark spices earth coco and more. Very rich on the palate with layers of ripe rich liqueur like fruit and rich round tannins and wonderful balance rich and ripe juicy fruit with an array of spice and mineral notes through the finish 50+ most excellent

Champoux vineyard makes it into the blend weinbau vineyards is almost always in there. They make 4 single varietal wines from weinbau. A very well endowed bouquet of dark currant cassis berry fruity pretty floral notes a host of dark spices earth coco and more. Very rich on the palate with layers of ripe rich liqueur like fruit and rich round tannins and wonderful balance rich and ripe juicy fruit with an array of spice and mineral notes through the finish 50+ most excellent

Aug 15th, 2013
Craig Nelson

Delightful wine!

Delightful wine!

Feb 17th, 2018
Eric S
9.1

Better than expected. Extremely smooth. Tannins fully resolved and the fruit, spice, and oak are all fully integrated. There's a really cool choclateness prevalent from sniff to swig. Another winner in the QPR department.

Better than expected. Extremely smooth. Tannins fully resolved and the fruit, spice, and oak are all fully integrated. There's a really cool choclateness prevalent from sniff to swig. Another winner in the QPR department.

Dec 29th, 2016
Andrew Willingham

Very attractive dark purple color, some sediment, but otherwise clear. Nose sees lots of vanilla, tobacco, cigar box, leather. Palette sees spicy blackberries and cherries, more leather, oak, and tobacco. Surprisingly moderate finish with moderate tannins.

The thing that stands out about this wine is how smooth it is- very well balanced but almost to point where nothing sticks out to make it unique. This bottle did have wax over cork- I'm wondering if lack of exposure to air made this taste super young. Have others noticed this?

After 3hrs, wine was significantly better but still, I was craving something more bold, with more extreme spread of taste and profile.

Very attractive dark purple color, some sediment, but otherwise clear. Nose sees lots of vanilla, tobacco, cigar box, leather. Palette sees spicy blackberries and cherries, more leather, oak, and tobacco. Surprisingly moderate finish with moderate tannins.

The thing that stands out about this wine is how smooth it is- very well balanced but almost to point where nothing sticks out to make it unique. This bottle did have wax over cork- I'm wondering if lack of exposure to air made this taste super young. Have others noticed this?

After 3hrs, wine was significantly better but still, I was craving something more bold, with more extreme spread of taste and profile.

Dec 1st, 2016
Keith

Keith had this 2 years ago

Keith had this 2 years ago

Jun 17th, 2018
Nicki McClung

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Nicki had this 2 years ago

Apr 27th, 2018
Craig Nelson

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Sep 23rd, 2017
Emily R

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Jun 25th, 2017