Columbia Crest Reserve Merlot 2001

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

$36.99
Item No. 78182
  • red wine
  • WE91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • WS90
  • WN90
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Winemaker's Notes

Blackberry and chocolate aromatics are pronounced. The palate offers a balance between blackberry and cocoa. This is a classic Washington Merlot with fruit-forward appeal and a lingering velvety texture in the mouth.

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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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