Friday, December 12, 2008


The Grade: OUTSTANDING. The Mojo: The Columbia Crest Two Vines Vineyard 10 Red 2006 ($6.47) is the second-vintage of what has arguably become our store’s best value red. Columbia Crest is renowned for making consistently great wines that are also quite affordable, and this addition certainly continues the trend.

This red blend of primarily Syrah, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon is medium-bodied, with mild tannins, smooth red and black berry fruit flavors, hints of red plum, cinnamon, mocha and spice notes, and a finish that is quite impressive for the price. Those looking at QPR (quality-price ratio) will see this as a home run. Even in today’s dark economic times, you could still afford to buy this one by the case.

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