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WE #1 Best Buy of 2017 - Columbia Crest Grand Estates Syrah for Only $9.99 - 11/10/2017 - Syrah (domestic)

As the Wine Enthusiast’s Top Selection for “Best Value of 2017,” the 2015 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Syrah is a super sharp value that’s arrived just in time for the holidays. When it comes to high quality, value-priced wines, Columbia Crest has been among our go-to producers for two decades strong. Hence, it came as little surprise that they earned top honors from Wine Enthusiast. This 2015 has exactly everything one looks for in a classic Washington State Syrah. A medium-bodied red, it abounds with delicious flavors of plum, black cherry, vanilla, and a subtle under current of bramble and charcuterie. Made in an easy-going and approachable style, it is the perfect red to serve for larger gatherings of family and friends. It’s not often you find a bottle of red that so well composed for under $10, making the value here pretty spectacular. Drink this charmer now or over the next three to five years. If you were at a loss as to what to serve over the holidays, your search is over.

2015 Columbia Crest "Grand Estates" Columbia Valley Syrah ($9.99)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "The aromas in this wine pop, with notes of dried herb, plum, vanilla and smoked meat. It brings a compelling sense of texture, coating the palate from end to end with exquisitely balanced fruit and savory flavors. It's a knockout at this price. *#1 Best Buy 2017, Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Buys* (SS)" (09/2017)

Staff ImageAnthony Russo | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 13, 2017

Such a fun, clean, and easy-going Syrah from just off the Columbia River. The nose shows plenty of black fruit with a hint of bacon fat, which really pulls you in and gets you excited for the first sip. Great texture and concentration, the touch of black pepper and truffle on the palate flavors will pair brilliantly with some BBQ! At this price, get a few while they last.

Staff ImageMari Keilman | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 10, 2017

Typically, wines at this price don't possess the dense, ripe depth of fruit that this fun and juicy Syrah does. Traditional blackberry and boysenberry fruit on the nose and palate is accompanied by a subtle touch of pepper and vanilla. A touch floral on the nose, the Columbia Crest delivers and then some with its beautiful blackfruit and baking spice palate and long smooth finish.

Staff ImageStephanie Vidales | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 09, 2017

This wine packs a real punch for ten bucks! This Syrah from Columbia Valley in Washington is juicy, bold and the perfect party wine that will surely please your wine guzzling guests. Dark fruits, spice and smoky flavors fill the palate with a finish that is long, flavorful and super smooth.

Staff ImageTrey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 06, 2017

Talk about bang for your buck! The 2015 Columbia Crest Syrah is a juicy, medium-bodied red that jumps from the glass with flavors of cocoa powder, spice, vanilla bean and black cherry fruit. The lingering finish is smooth and creamy--perfect for those holiday dinner parties where quality and quantity matter!

Staff ImageDavid Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 06, 2017

Don't let the $9.99 price fool you: Columbia Crest has been pumping out deals like this since I was a teenager, consistently and continually providing some of the nation's best bargain bottles with no-frills, straight-forward wines like this Columbia Valley Syrah. What will wow you about the 2015 expression is how much it tastes like real, classic American Syrah. It has dark-fruited concentration, hints of pepper and spice, with blueberries and bramble on the finish. It's clean, well-made, and should provide you and 20 of your friends with plenty of good juice for NFL Sunday afternoons or holiday parties where volume and efficiency hold more weight than complexity. I can't say I'm surprised the wine tastes this good, but I can that I'm stoked we have plenty of it.