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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Castle Rock Columbia Valley Merlot 2000
Castle Rock Columbia Valley Merlot 2000
(search item no. 60473)
Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Another new Castle Rock wine from the vineyard in Washington¹s prestigious Columbia Valley which shares the same latitude as the Bordeaux region of France. It has been aged for 21 months in French oak barrels. This Merlot is rich, medium bodied, and complex with layers of concentrated flavors of ripe berry and plum, mocha and spice and a hint of oak. The resulting flavor is long, smooth and harmonious.
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About Castle Rock Winery:

Since its inception in 1994, Castle Rock Winery has built an enviable reputation for producing high quality wines at affordable prices for discerning wine lovers. This winning formula is highly successful, as proven by an increasing number of customers and members of the wine press, who have given the wines glowing reviews.

Castle Rock's wines are carefully made from grapes grown in the most prestigious areas of the West Coast states - California (Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Mendocino County, Monterey County, Alexander Valley), Oregon (Willamette Valley), and Washington (Columbia Valley). The company has always focused on making wines with specific appellations in order to allow the local qualities of the wine to be appreciated by connoisseurs.

The wines are made and bottled at wineries boasting state-of-the-art equipment, located in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Oregon's Willamette Valley, and Washington’s Columbia Valley. Distribution throughout all states of the United States is through a comprehensive network of fine wine distributors.