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Date Printed: 9/15/2014
Columbia Crest Merlot Cabernet 1997
Columbia Crest Merlot Cabernet 1997
(search item no. 8151)

PRICE ON 9/15/2014: $9.99

Winemaker's Notes:

It's easy to close your eyes and imagine that you're drinking a young Bordeaux when you sip this blend of 60% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc. The wine's dark berry flavors and peppercorn spice notes evoke the Columbia Valley's warm summer weather during the middle of the 1997 growing season, as well as the wine's full year of barrel age. Ready to drink now, this wine will also gain character in the bottle.
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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.