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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Columbia Crest Reserve Merlot 1999
Columbia Crest Reserve Merlot 1999
(search item no. 54034)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is an imposing wine with an ideal combination of richness, structure and balance. Deep cherry and raspberry characters are threaded with appealling aromas of nutmeg and vanilla bean. Consistent flavors are joined with cocoa in the mouth to create a complex, intense and lingering merlot experience.

Alcohol 13.9%

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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.