Columbia Crest in Washington makes many wines at all price points. Two Vines is the wine giant’s entry level label and for as long as we can remember has always delivered a great product for the price.
It’s not often that you will find a current release of a six-year-old vintage but the wait is worth it. The shiraz is aged for 14 months — half in stainless steel and half in oak barrels — before it is blended and bottled.
The result is a very jammy and fruit-forward wine with smooth tannins and black fruit flavors. Nothing complex but certainly worth the price.
Sherry: “Smooth, fruity black cherry with a strong clove flavor on the finish.” (3.5 stars)
Chris: “Cigar box and plum bouquet with flavors of black cherry and plum.” (3.25 stars)
Available from $6 to $9.
Coming next week: Troublemaker