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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Columbia Crest Reserve Merlot 2004
Columbia Crest Reserve Merlot 2004
(search item no. 93603)

PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 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
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

"This classic Washington state Merlot offers aromatics of spice, blackberry, and chocolate which lead into a balanced palate of velvety-textured fruit and tannins. The long, seductive finish lingers."
- Ray Einberger, Winemaker

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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.