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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2006
Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2006
(search item no. 98923)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 83% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc.

This classic fruit-forward Merlot presents aromas of blackberry and spice with a perfect balance of slight earth, dusty cocoa and ripe berry flavors. The wine closes with a rich, velvety, dark chocolate finish.

"This generous Merlot isn't flashy or complex, just ripe and chewy, chock full of warm red plum and black cherry flavor that's supported by succulent tannins. Buy it by the case; there aren't many red wines out there as satisfying for the price." 90 Points
Wine & Spirits
June 2009

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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.