value wine of the week: columbia crest h3 cabernet sauvignon 2009

August 3rd, 2012 | Posted by admin in WINE

Let’s keep the summer grilling theme going with another great Cabernet Sauvignon value. The state of Washington produces a lot of wine varietals. The Horse Heaven Hills AVA (American Viticultural Area) is approximately 50 miles long and 20 miles deep and is known for producing some of the best Washington wines.

Columbia Crest winery has multiple levels of multiple varietals. Their H3 series (Horse Heaven Hills) can be found in the $12-15 range and consistently over produces in the quality to price ratio. This beautiful Cab scored 90 points and is great with grilled meats or even by itself. Generous dark fruits fill the palate and the finish lingers pleasantly. Drink this beauty over the next 2-3 years.

 

 

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  • Jay Thompson says:

    This is a great wine (in the mid-price range) that won’t cost an arm and a leg. One of my Fav’s right now!

    • Denny Kleber says:

      Jay,
      Thanks for the feedback. I’m very glad to see that you love the H3. Keep an eye on this line of wines every year. They are always consistent. In addition to the Cab, they produce a Merlot, a Chardonnay, and a blend called Les Chevaux which consists of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec and Cabernet Franc.



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