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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Columbia Crest Merlot 2001
Columbia Crest Merlot 2001
(search item no. 79232)

PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine experts have declared the Columbia Valley flat out the best region in America to produce Merlot. Confirming that praise, Columbia Crest has become one of the most sought-after in America. Extensive aging in small oak barrels enhances this silky, full-bodied wine.
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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.