Columbia Crest Grand Estate Zinfandel, 2003
I have been a long time fan of Columbia Crest for producing excellent wines across a wide price point. We purchased this Zinfandel at the winery out in Patterson, Washington. We cellared it for the past year and a half. This wine has a deep, dark red color and is nearly opaque. The nose shows black cherry, vanilla and some toasty oak. In the mouth is and explosion of blackberry jam, cherry pie, fig, caramel and some toasted vanilla wafers. The mouth feel is thick, velvety and rich with good tannins and a gentle acidity. This wine is truly delicious and as we finished the bottle we wished we had another bottle in the cellar! This is an excellent varietal from Columbia Crest that is hard to find, but well worth the search. We paid about $15 for this beautiful Zinfandel.