Columbia Crest Winery-Walter Clore-Private Reserve-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Cabernet Franc-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2005-14.2% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied Bordeaux blend with black cherry, currants, some raspberry and chocolate on spiced finish, a very good blend, great QPR. RP-90 WS-92 WE-90 CR-91 Good with steak, chicken, pasta.
Franck Balthazar-Syrah-Vin De Table-Rhone-France-2009-12.5% Alcohol-$15.98-A nose of some fruit and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium bodied Rhone red with plum, black cherry, some minerals and spice on finish, nothing special. NR CR-86 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.