Columbia Crest Estate Series Merlot 1995

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Item No. 259
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

This is an imposing merlot, remarkable for its ideal combination or richness, structure, and balance. Deep and rich berry character is framed by appealing aromas of spice, vanilla, and toasty oak. This large scaled merlot is already soft and appealing, yet capable of seven to eight years of additional bottle age. It is unsurpassed in combination with grilled filet mignon or succulent roast pork.

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Founded in 1983, Columbia Crest has grown from a small winery in a relatively unknown wine region to one of the most significant wineries in the U.S. and a major force behind Washington state's emergence as a world-class wine region. Over the years, the winery has remained committed to delivery handcrafted, small-lot wines, as well as affordable, superior quality everyday wines. ...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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