It’s Cabernet Day!
Considering I didn’t plan this event out at all, I ran over to the Safeway and picked up this…
The Columbia Crest 2009 Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon cost me $6 at Safeway. This Washington State winery consistently makes some good wines at a good value. In spite of the Two Vines series being Columbia Crest’s entry-level label, Wine and Spirits gave it a 90… So… You know…
Here’s my take…
Color: It’s a deep dark red. Nice.
Nose: Toasty oak dominates over hints of raspberry and plum.
Taste: There’s this big ripe plum and cranberry fruit up front. The Two Vines has these nice, round, and (dare I say it) chalky tannins. You know I love chalk! There’s a good lime fruit acidity to this wine.
Score: The 2009 Two Vines is a great buy. It’s a great table wine AND the perfect thing to bring to a last-minute Cabernet Day celebration. Give it a solid 88 and drink it… NOW!