value wine of the week: columbia crest h3 cabernet sauvignon 2009August 3rd, 2012 | Posted by 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.