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Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot 2014

Member Review by RandyFisher:

Pretty plain Jane.

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Columbia Crest:
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.

Member Reviews for Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot

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Snooth User: RandyFisher
10733941,743
3.00 5
Vintage: 2013 01/19/2016

Pretty plain Jane.


Snooth User: laebrown
1335583120
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 07/20/2015

$7 at Nugget Market in Woodland, CA this week. Strong nose, tones of almost vanilla extract. Deep, bold, cherry-juice and vanilla flavors. Very buttery and smooth mouthfeel followed by a bright finish, very low acid. I actually found this too intense to drink with dinner - it's almost more of a dessert wine for me. Great for drinking on its own - would definitely share with friends.

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Snooth User: doublefantasy
1435422505
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 04/04/2015

Three glasses


Snooth User: sammy2co
1274757409
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 12/13/2013

Dark ruby color. Strong berry with hints of tobacco and spice . Soft tannins with lingering taste . Mellow and smooth.


Snooth User: cgplayer9
8492221,049
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/17/2011

Good clean, fruity, medium bodied wine with cherry and dark fruit flavors, mile smokey finish with hints of tar.


Snooth User: Qubican
10450850
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 12/13/2008

classic Merlot spice, ripe cherry fruit, and cocoa aromatics which persist on the palate. The balance of wood and black fruits creates a velvety, seductively smooth finish. great with roast pork


Snooth User: raindance
2001541,835
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/11/2010

Multitasking again, sipping this Merlot to its very end on a late Saturday afternoon in January was more enjoyable than watching the Jets beat the Bengals. I don't drink much inexpensive new world Merlot, but this bottle was a very good value.


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External Reviews for Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/20/2017

TASTING NOTES: This Merlot has a rich aromatic profile with notes of chocolate and dark cherries. The complex fruit flavors are followed by a smooth, velvety finish. Pair this wine with blue cheese, duck, beef, veal and dark chocolate. - JUAN MUÑOZ OCA, WINEMAKER


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 04/08/2016

TASTING NOTES: This Merlot has a rich aromatic profile with notes of chocolate and dark cherries. The complex fruit flavors are followed by a smooth, velvety finish. Pair this wine with blue cheese, duck, beef, veal and dark chocolate. - JUAN MUÑOZ OCA, WINEMAKER BLEND: 92% Merlot 4% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Cabernet Franc 1% Syrah 1% Other Red Wine Varieties ALCOHOL: 13.5% TOTAL ACIDITY: 0.50g/100mL pH: 3.73


External Review
Vintage: 2012 08/09/2015

Velvety, focused and generous, with black cherry and coffee flavors, hinting at dark chocolate as the finish extends. Drink now through 2017. 215,000 cases made.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 12/11/2014

The Grand Estates merlot has a rich aromatic profile with notes of chocolate and dark cherries. On the palate our Merlot has complex fruit flavors followed by a smooth, velvety finish. Pair this wine with Blue cheese, duck, beef, veal and dark chocolate. - JUAN MUÑOZ OCA, WINEMAKER BLEND: 95% Merlot 5% Cabernet Sauvignon BARREL REGIME: 1/3 new oak for 14 months ALCOHOL: 13.5% TOTAL ACIDITY: 0.56 g/100ml PH: 3.75


External Review
Vintage: 2012 02/13/2015

From the winery, 'This complex, artisanally crafted wine offers classic Merlot spice, ripe cherry fruit, and cocoa aromatics which persist on the palate. The balance of wood and black fruits creates a velvety, seductively smooth finish.'


External Review
Vintage: 2012 01/13/2015

Velvety, focused and generous, with black cherry and coffee flavors, hinting at dark chocolate as the finish extends. Drink now through 2017.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 01/13/2015

Dark, chewy fruit flavors of black cherry come with a generous amount of espresso and dark, smoky toast. Highlights of anise and coffee grounds continue into a finish with slightly grainy tannins.


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