Wine for the Weekend: Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


Ixel Balamke’s Wine Notes

Color – Dark ruby

Aroma – Black currants

Initial Taste –  Lush black currants with hints of spice.

Finish –  Rounded tannins with elegant black currants with notes of chocolate and vanilla at the end.

Price -$20

The wine is  98% Cabernet, 2% Merlot.  Very elegant wine for the price.


Ixel Balamke

Ixel Balamke was one of the two founding members of Sekhet-Bast-Ra in Oklahoma City. Currently living in the Twin Cities, she is currently the LBM of Leaping Laughter Lodge. She also is a Meanad and lover of fine wines. Her life long partner Hunahpu and she are well known for their Wine Tastings at NOTOCON. Together they have a small wine cellar that currently holds over 300 bottles.

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