Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot 1995

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Winemaker's Notes

Like our debut 1994 vintage, this is another big Merlot showing hallmark flavors and character from the Columbia Valley. It's vivid dark-ruby color hints at the intensity of the wine's flavor: strong oak character, balanced by significant lively fruit notes - black cherries, raspberries - before a smoky, oaky finish. It should age well and reach peak condition within three to seven years.

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Northstar, located in Walla Walla, Washington, aims to make Merlots that can be considered among the world's best, using fruit sourced from one of the world's best regions for the variety: Washington state. Winemaker, David Merf Merfeld, blends New World fruit with an old world winemaking style, influenced by Bordeaux's right bank, to create his highly-acclaimed wines. Northstar...

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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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