Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot 2004

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Item No. 89417
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

Number 8 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2007!

Blend: 96% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 0.5% Cabernet Franc

This complex artisan wine is produced using various barrel types and varietals to offer classic Merlot spice, ripe cherry fruit, and cocoa aromatics which persist on the palate. The balance of wood and black fruits creates a velvety, seductive finish.

"Bursting with blueberry and currant fruit, this zips across the palate with a racy texture and refined tannins. Lingers enticingly with a hint of mocha on the clearheaded finish. Drink now through 2009."
-Wine Spectator "Best Value"
May 31st, 2007 "Advance" Edition
90 Points

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ZINO GRECO - Freehold, NJ (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/23/2010)
WANT A VERY GOOD MERLOT WITH A VERY MODEST PRICE TAG, HERE IT IS. GREAT SLEEPER, GOOD FLAVOR, GOOD COLOR. FINALLY A MERLOT WHICH DOESN'T GET IN THE WAY.
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Salut NY - New York, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/27/2010)
Adding to my regular list of reds
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LA Wine-O - West Hollywood, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/20/2010)
here's the deal. ordered two bottles. Was looking for something good, which a WS90 usually denotes. it's not quite there. I agree with the previous reviewer that there is little complexity. It's probably still a good value for 10 dollars but we can do a lot better if you just throw five to seven more dollars in the pot. Skip this one if you can afford to.
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Learn About Columbia Crest Map ItMap It

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. ...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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