Columbia Crest Grand Estate Merlot Usa 2005
At Columbia Crest we pride ourselves on delivering handcrafted, superior-quality small-lot wines, as well as affordable everyday Washington wines. Our first release in 1984 started a tradition that has established us as one of America’s most popular and fast-growing wineries.
WS 90 Had this at Morton's - at a price where I could've bought a bottle of it. Curse these restaurants that mark up their wine by glass too much! Nice aromatics of berries and a bit of violets. Nice flavors of black currants, blueberries, mocha/cola. A little oak at the finish, which was short. Really not bad for the price. Similar to the Red Diamond, which is also a Washington State wine.
When friends ask me to recommend an inexpensive bottle that they can find at the local supermarket, the 05 Columbia Crest Merlot is always my first suggestion. It's reliable, food-friendly, and seems to please a range of palates (refined and... less refined). It's policy in my household to always have a bottle of Columbia Crest Merlot on hand.
What a great Merlot especially at its price. Layers of fruit, pie filling, and cola. Some chcolate and oak also show
Berry and chocolate aroma. Distiinct chocolate taste. Smooth. Early finish on the roof of the mouth but a taste which lingers in the back of the mouth.
I really enjoyed this merlot with its robust flavor. It is very smooth with a rich purple color.
Cherry and plum with a hint of spice on the palate. Deep, deep aromas of plum. Keeps well over a few days.
Very enjoyable from the first sip. Fruity and straightforward without being jammy or heavy. A great bargain.
External Reviews for Columbia Crest Grand Estate Merlot Usa
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. Ray Einberger Winemaker
Columbia Crest Grand Estate Merlot 2005: Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (16 Monate), lagerfähig 7 - 10 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Washington StateWeingut: Columbia CrestRebsorte: 94% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet FrancRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 5,25 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein