Columbia Crest Grand Estates Gold 2012
Wine SpectatorRipe and supple, this deftly balanced red offers cherry, red pepper and dark plum flavors that glide smoothly over a nubby texture, finishing gently. Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2020. 7,500 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastThis blend of Cabernet Franc (52%) along with Syrah (38%), Cabernet Sauvignon (8%) and 2% Merlot saw just a smidgeon (10%) of new oak. Notes of dried herbs, raspberries and dark chocolate partner with lithe fruit flavors backed by grainy tannins.