SRP of $15 and available for as low as $10-$11 at Costco.
From the bottle:
“Washington state’s famed Horse Heaven Hills, named for the wild horses that once roamed this area, have been home to the Columbia Crest winery for over two decades. Our winemaker blends innovation and tradition to capture this unique basalt and bedrock terroir creating wines that highlight the intensity of these grapes. This bold medium-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon delivers aromas of cherry blossoms and rose petals, with a perfect balance of earth, mineral and deep berry flavors, and a soft tannin cocoa finish.
Today we’re highlighting our second Costco pick in three days and it’s another good one! (See Monday’s review of The Best $10 Chianti Classico We’ve Ever Tasted for the other pick.) This wine is also a result of our search to try to cover more great wine from Washington state.
The Columbia Crest H3 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 begins with pleasant aromas of black cherry, blackberry and other dark fruit plus a good dose of oak and a little leather, coffee and vanilla. The wine tastes rich, juicy and lush with abundant flavors of plum, black cherry and black currant jam. The oak takes a back seat when tasting with secondary notes of coffee, leather and vanilla carrying over from the nose. It ends dry with good length and lingering notes of black tea under the fruit. Very nice and quite fun to drink!
Also check out a couple of our other recent recommended wines from Washington state:
- Parejas Cellars Tres Rojas de Mesa 2008 – Fabulously Tasty.
- The Keeper Cabernet Franc 2010 – A Contender.