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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Columbia Crest Estate Series Merlot 1995
Columbia Crest Estate Series Merlot 1995
(search item no. 259)

PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

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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About Columbia Crest:

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. In 2009, the winery reached a milestone when Wine Spectator named their 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon "Wine of the Year," the first time a wine from Washington state has received the ranking. This accolade was not only a historic moment for Columbia Crest, but for all wineries in Washington and reinforced the belief that the region is among the best wine-producing areas in the world.