The most recent WS Insider (11/26/08) gave this $27 wine a very favorable review and 95 points (see below). I'm eager to try it, figuring that even if Harvey Steiman erred on the side of generosity, it should be a good QPR buy. BUT, I can't find it anywhere. Does anyone KNOW (as opposed to assuming or guessing) whether this wine has been released? Has anyone here tasted it, and if so, what was your opinion?
Here's the review:
Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Reserve 2005
95 points | $27 | 6,000 cases made | Red
Ripe in favor, with a vivid array of black currant, blackberry, violet, black tea and black pepper aromas and favors that zoom through to a long, expressive finish. Shows subtlety in the layers of complex favor against a refined structure. Tannins are present but nicely contained. Best from 2010 through 2015. From Washington.—H.S.