Columbia Crest Grand Estates (Great Value)

  • To say Columbia Crest Grand Estates wines are a good value would be an understatement. After adding tax and subtracting the $3.00 rebate on six bottles the final cost is a mere $4.33. You will not find any wine on the planet at a retail wine shop for that price. The rebates last until September 30.

  • 2016 Columbia Crest Syrah Grand Estates – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (9/8/2019)
    Day 1: Simple but good. Cherry, plum, strawberry, spice and minerals. This is a crowd pleaser with no harsh edges. Great QPR. 87 points
    Day 2: Solid on day 2. Fruit forward with some nice spices on the finish. Medium finish. Really a well made wine for under $10. 87 points (87 points)
  • 2015 Columbia Crest Merlot Grand Estates – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (8/28/2019)
    Day 1: Wow first to review this wine. Very approachable wine with cherry, plum, coffee beans and spice. No noticeable oak. Very smooth and easy drinking. A crowd pleaser. 88 points
    Day 2: Holding up strong a slight bit better. Plum, cherry, spice, earth, vanilla and coffee beans. Medium finish. Smooth and flavorful. Drink now to 2022. 89 points
    Day 3: Fruit not as present. Getting a little menthol on the finish. Nice but does need to be drunk on day 1 or day 2. 85 points
    Recommendation: This wine will benefit from early drinking on the window. Drink by 2021. (89 points)
  • 2016 Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Estates – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (8/25/2019)
    Day 1: Pop and pour. Intense nose for an inexpensive wine featuring blueberries, plum, cocoa, cherry and subtle oak. Fruit forward wine and very satisfying for the money. A no brainer buy for $7 (Actually under $5 with the mail in rebate). 87 points
    Day 2: A little less intense but in a good way. Sour cherry, spice, plum, dark chocolate and mild oak. Medium finish. Holding strong. 87 points
    Day 3: A bit faded from day 2 but very drinkable. Yes this can go 3 days. 85 points
    Recommendation: Buy this wine! (87 points)
  • 2016 Columbia Crest Syrah Grand Estates – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (8/21/2019)
    Day 1: Light/fruit forward style. Cherry, plum, mild oak, vanilla and wafer. Short to medium finish. Lacks acidity but drinkable. 84 points
    Day 2: Better on day 2. Smoke, cherry, plum, oak and earth. Much better and this needs some cellaring. 87 points.
    Day 3: For a wine under $7 can’t beat it. Juicy fruit and nice smoky flavor. Medium finish. 87 points
    Recommendation: Buy! (87 points)
  • 2015 Columbia Crest Chardonnay Grand Estates – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (9/9/2019)
  • Day 1: Honey, oak, tropical fruit, vanilla and spice. Not the most balanced wine but for the price decant overall. 85 points
  • Day 2: On initial nose a solid wine however the palate has some holes. Too much oak which is masking the fruit. Heavy vanilla also. Short to medium finish. A decant party wine but that is about it. 83 points
  • Day 3: Between the quality of day 1 and day 2. Solid overall when considering price. 84 points
  • Recommendation: If you are looking for a cheap Chardonnay for a party this one will work. (85 points)

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