I am new to the forum, so a hello to everyone and a thank you in advance to anyone who provides feedback on my post!
With great anticipation I received a case of the 2005 Columbia Crest Reserve Cabernet after reading about the 95 score from spectator. I am an avid “value” seeker and have enjoyed Columbia Crest wines for their everyday drinkability. Usually I’ll drink two or three bottles before I form an opinion so this may be a bit premature (I have only had one). While very good, I was a bit under-whelmed by this wine. I even drank it over three days (a miracle for a bottle to last more than two evenings in my house!) to see if it would “open up” further. I have enjoyed many excellent 90-93 rated Cabernets (mostly Californian and Chilean), so I was expecting greater nuances and “depth” with this one. My plans are to let these bottles rest for a year or two with hope that this wine will prove worthy of its high accolades.