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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Columbia Crest Reserve Merlot 2006
Columbia Crest Reserve Merlot 2006
(search item no. 103259)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $19.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 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
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:

Intense aromas of blackberries lead to a soft, velvety palate of chocolate and dark berry flavors. This soft, yet powerful Merlot showcases excellent tannin structure integrated with delicate fruit flavors. Drink now, or cellar for years to come.
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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.