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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2009
Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2009
(search item no. 111267)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The H3 Merlot opens with aromas of raspberries, black pepper and earthy tones which lead to flavors of chocolate covered cherries and plum preserves on the silky smooth palate. The flavors and aromas culminate in an intense – yet elegant – finish.
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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.