The Columbia Crest H3 Les Chevaux Red has an SRP of $15 and is available for as low as $10. 80,000 cases produced. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
Columbia Crest H3 wines were created to celebrate the winery’s rich heritage in the Horse Heaven Hills as well as its innovative winemaking and viticulture practices. Les Chevaux (French for “the horses”) is a lively blend that presents rose petal aromas and cherry flavor, followed by smooth tannins that lead into a vibrant finish.
When we first reviewed this wine, the 2012 vintage, we labeled it our new favorite red blend under $10. We also gave it a spot in our list of the best red wines under $20. Given that, we couldn’t wait to sample this new 2013 vintage. And while the blend has changed a bit (more Merlot, less Syrah) the end result did not, and that’s a very good thing!
The 2013 Columbia Crest H3 Les Chevaux Red, named for the wild horses once found in the Horse Heaven Hills, begins with excellent aromas of black cherry, blackberry, plum, baking spice, a little vanilla, floral notes, black olive and more. The wine tastes smooth, lush, velvety and just delightful. Filled with lots of rich dark fruit and nice touches of spice, licorice and chocolate, the wine has great balance and drinks like way more than $10. It ends dry with extremely good length and lots of lingering chocolate soaked fruit. Fabulous!
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