Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
This Washington State operation produces well-made, value wines year in and year out. Wine Advocate reports: 'Columbia Crest, part of the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, is Washington's largest winery. It produces mammoth amounts of wine (2,000,000+ cases) at a remarkably high level of quality. A visit to the cellars reveals brilliant organization, high morale, and a sense of personal involvement by the staff that undoubtedly adds value to the finished wine.' The Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Estates, of which they produce about one quarter of a million cases per year, typically has notes of cedar, tobacco, spice box, black currant, and blackberry in an easy-to-understand style which is nicely balanced and fairly long on the palate.