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Grain & Vine USD 20.00 750ml

Ex Libris Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Winemaker's Notes:

TastingNotesClassic aromas of cassis with hints of cedar and spice. The palate is full, with broad, concentrated fruit and the Bordelaise structure often found in the Northwest’s best Cabernets.

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Member Reviews for Ex Libris Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: Rich Tomko
1034442,868
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 10/04/2011

Beautiful fruity nose, jammy texture with blueberry fruit and nice finish


Snooth User: Jonathan Cohen
9212879
2.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/18/2011

Not very good.


Snooth User: mdonskaya
3016620
0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/29/2011

Tastes like $40 bottle, Bordeaux style with blackberry fruit taste. Goes well w braises, stews and other rich cold-weather fare.


Snooth User: Teppo
4231181,045
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/03/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,217
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/18/2010

Provides aromas of cedar, spice, black plums, and blackberries, enriching and powerful


Snooth User: stish
374115273
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/21/2010

Three glasses


Snooth User: Philip James
112,575
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 05/04/2009

Very fruity, to the point of licorice on the nose. Exhibited nice balance, with intense fruit (plums), medium acidity and medium tannins on a fruity finish. There was a cool mineral aftertaste that worked well - cooler climate induced? Served with bbq ribs.


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External Reviews for Ex Libris Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2011 10/15/2009

Ex-Libris is a latin term for from the library,and was the guiding principal for this proprietary project. Through connections with some top wineries in Washington State the producer was able to go into their vaults and secure some superlative lots of wine from two of Washington’s top vineyards to craft this Cabernet. The goal of the project was to produce a wine that drinks like a $30-$40 Cab, but sells for $20.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Latin for ldquo;from the library,rdquo; Ex-Libris is the first vintage of a Washington state project developed by New York wine importer Doug Polaner. A gentle swirl in the glass reveals a warm mist of alcohol hovering over an opulent pool of cassis that is multi-layered with vibrant currents of dark chocolate, cedar and potpourri. On the palate, velvety fruit is harmoniously balanced with polished acids and ultra-fine tannins that finish seamlessly with a lush, kirsch-like quality. This is art in a bottle, a portrait where ldquo;true soulrdquo; in a wine is unveiled. Cheers!


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

The palate is full, with broad, concentrated fruit and a Bordelais structure that is often found in the Northwestrsquo;s best Cabernets. The pedigree of these great vineyards comes through clearly in this superb value Cabernet.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

Reminiscent of a hypothetical blend of a top-notch Bordeaux and a Washington state Cabernet Sauvignon, this 2007 (78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 5.5% Malbec, and the rest Cabernet Franc) possesses more obvious structure than one generally finds in California Cabernets as well as copious amounts of creme de cassis, cedarwood, and lavender intermixed with hints of earth and oak. It is a rich, medium to full-bodied, delicious effort with a surprising personality for a wine in this price range. Drink it over the next 3-4 years, although my instincts suggest it may last longer.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec, the wine tastes like a very good Bordeaux. It is extremely French in style, with some hints of spicy oak, cedar, unsmoked high-quality cigar tobacco, black currant, and cherry. The wine is medium-bodied, displays good acidity, plenty of depth and a fleshy finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/12/2009

A very nicely ripened Cabernet from the Columbia Valley. Full of red and blackcurrant berries on the palate. Fresh and very approachable yet still has a nice backbone of tannins.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

Latin for "from the library," Ex-Libris is the first vintage of a Washington state project developed by New York wine importer Doug Polaner. A gentle swirl in the glass reveals a warm mist of alcohol hovering over an opulent pool of cassis that is multi-layered with vibrant currents of dark chocolate, cedar and potpourri. On the palate, velvety fruit is harmoniously balanced with polished acids and ultra-fine tannins that finish seamlessly with a lush, kirsch-like quality. This is art in a bottle, a portrait where "true soul" in a wine is unveiled. Cheers!


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TastingNotesClassic aromas of cassis with hints of cedar and spice. The palate is full, with broad, concentrated fruit and the Bordelaise structure often found in the Northwest’s best Cabernets.

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