Posts Tagged ‘Columbia Crest 2009 Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon’

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 13: Two Wines… Two Vines

January 13, 2012

In this episode, Jeff tastes two wines from Columbia Crest’s Two Vines Series along with a ribeye steak.  Hey… his wife is out of town.  What would you do?

Columbia Crest 2009 Two Vines Merlot-Cabernet

Columbia Crest 2009 Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon

Stay Rad,

Jeff

Thank God it’s #CabernetDay!

September 1, 2011

It’s Cabernet Day!

Considering I didn’t plan this event out at all, I ran over to the Safeway and picked up this…

Two Vines and One Big Glass!

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!

Stay Rad,

Jeff


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