Columbia Crest Horse Heaven Hills Merlot 2011

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What a disappointment. Inky overly tannic. Tasted more like a cab but I wouldn't recommend it as a cab. No merlot smoothness. Only explanation was ... Read more

This one was rather on the flat side of the Merlot spectrum. Was ok but would not go out of my way to buy another bottle from them. Read more

After venturing out to Cabs and various white wines I came back to Merlot and specifically Columbia Crest. I've had their wine before (not sure whi... Read more

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Snooth User: connie7899
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1.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/08/2012

What a disappointment. Inky overly tannic. Tasted more like a cab but I wouldn't recommend it as a cab. No merlot smoothness. Only explanation was that it was corked? Too gun shy to try another bottle. It didn't smell like wet dog so I'm not sure it wasn't over hyped.


Snooth User: jamessulis
4262201,440
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/02/2011

This one was rather on the flat side of the Merlot spectrum. Was ok but would not go out of my way to buy another bottle from them.


Snooth User: kaliimc
41780254
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/14/2010

After venturing out to Cabs and various white wines I came back to Merlot and specifically Columbia Crest. I've had their wine before (not sure which one) and did not appreciate it. This one however, was good and I can see myself buying it again for myself or for a dinner or gift. I'm not good at describing the various flavors a wine gives so I'll not try here.


Snooth User: dbhonig
283711,150
3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 02/15/2009

Nose is chocolate, cherries, and prunes. Very fruity. On the mouth it is thick, almost but not quite syrupy. Chocolate cherries and cassis predominate, with just a little earth and bramble to save it from being a complete fruit bomb. Finish is short, with a bit of dry cocoa flavor.


Snooth User: ff1959
38435128
2.50 5
Vintage: 2003 01/31/2008

I always pick up a couple of Columbia Crest Merlots at the grocery store - this winery puts out some of the best of what I classify as "grocery store wines". Widely available, inexpensive, high quality, good tasting, very quaffable.


Snooth User: spyder47
4088623
3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 01/10/2008

Pleasant nose of cherries and stewed fruits. Tart cherry and raspberry flavors with some tannins. Medium to long finish. Excellent value ( I paid $6 ).


External Reviews for Columbia Crest Horse Heaven Hills Merlot

External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/24/2013

Fresh and vibrant, this is lively with dark berry, mocha and tobacco flavors, finishing with a mild grip of tannins. Drink now through 2013. 58,000 cases made. -HS ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/13/2012

Fresh and vibrant, this is lively with dark berry, mocha and tobacco flavors, finishing with a mild grip of tannins. Drink now through 2013. 58,000 cases made. -HS


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/27/2012

'The H3 Merlot opens with aromas of raspberries, black pepper and earthy tones which lead to flavors of chocolate covered cherries and plum preserves on the silky smooth palate. The flavors and aromas cumulate in to an intense - yet elegant - finish.' Juan Munoz Oca, Winemaker


External Review
Vintage: 2009 11/28/2012

Opens with aromas of raspberries, black pepper and earthy tones which lead to flavors of chocolate covered cherries and plum preserves on the silky smooth palate. The flavors and aromas culminate in an intense ? yet elegant.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 08/28/2011

The H3 Merlot opens with aromas of raspberries, black pepper and earthy tones which lead to flavors of chocolate covered cherries and plum preserves on the silky smooth palate. The flavors and aromas cumulate in to an intense yet elegant finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/18/2010

The Grand Estates Merlot has to be considered one of the best-if not the best-budget Merlots in the world. The color is pure and deep, there is a strong tannic spine, and the flavors of cassis and coffee, boysenberry and chocolate could be coming from a much more expensive bottle. - P.G. Supple and generous and appealing for its ripe cherry and herb flavors, persisting well. Hints at dill as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2011. 280,000 cases made. -HS


External Review
Vintage: 2006 03/17/2010

Columbia Crest Merlot 2006 Horse Heaven Hills and all other wine from Columbia Crest are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


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Ratings & Tags for Columbia Crest Horse Heaven Hills Merlot

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3.50 5
2009 09/30/2012

1053158 Snooth User: dlellis
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4.00 5
2009 10/11/2012

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3.00 5
2009 09/14/2011

rated this wine
3.50 5
2009 06/17/2012

508534 Snooth User: AJ1215
rated this wine
3.50 5
2006 12/01/2010

45799 Snooth User: Hawk
rated this wine
2.50 5
2003 05/14/2008

27941 Snooth User: PJC
rated this wine
1.00 5
2003 06/07/2007

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