Columbia Crest Merlot Columbia Valley Two Vines 2007

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Score: N/A Tasting Notes: Classic Merlot aromas of spice, blackberry and cocoa carry through the palate of this comp...

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Clifton, NJ (2,500 mi)
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Lots of ripe black cherry in the smell and taste. Modest aroma of spice and cocoa. The taste is full of ripe fruit with some oak. Soft mouthfeel an... Read more

Really a nice Merlot! I like the entire experience drinking this wine from swirling it in the glass, the aroma, the smooth taste...who doesn't lik... Read more

better and lighter than expected, this wine surprised me a bit. i got it on sale at the supermarket, and it was very serviceable. it was a bit frui... Read more

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User Reviews for Columbia Crest Merlot Columbia Valley Two Vines

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Snooth User: r sprezzatura
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3.00 5
05/19/2010

Lots of ripe black cherry in the smell and taste. Modest aroma of spice and cocoa. The taste is full of ripe fruit with some oak. Soft mouthfeel and smooth finish. Nice, easy drinking wine and a great price. I paid $7.95.


Snooth User: kbowser105
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4.00 5
03/26/2011

Really a nice Merlot! I like the entire experience drinking this wine from swirling it in the glass, the aroma, the smooth taste...who doesn't like chocolate and berries? Good to the last drop!


Snooth User: nypoet22
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3.00 5
10/08/2010

better and lighter than expected, this wine surprised me a bit. i got it on sale at the supermarket, and it was very serviceable. it was a bit fruity on the front end and tasted younger than 2007, but i have to say that i enjoyed the experience. a solid finish and a solid merlot.


Snooth User: nypoet22
27394681
4.00 5
02/14/2011

better than advertised. for an inexpensive merlot, this is excellent and surprisingly complex. great value!


Snooth User: Creole Williams
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3.50 5
03/23/2011

I thought this a more sophisticated wine than its price tag suggests. Fairly complex, moderately tannic and well balanced. Not your basic lush merlot; a little more reminiscent of a bordeaux blend.


Snooth User: itsonme
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5.00 5
06/21/2011

Now, this is a great wine! Strong fresh, cherry aromas with a hint of blackberry. Flavors are perfect. It's an easy drinker and went great with baked chicken. A !!


Snooth User: gracesjm
77788127
3.50 5
07/07/2011

Great for the price. Nice smooth finish for a merlot.


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External Reviews for Columbia Crest Merlot Columbia Valley Two Vines

External Review
08/05/2010

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
08/01/2012

The 2008 Merlot Grand Estates which includes 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc in its blend was aged for 14 months in 33% new oak, quite a commitment to another $12 wine. It displays a pleasant perfume of spicy red fruits, cherry blossom, and cassis but comes up slightly narrow on the palate. This wine is unlikely to be cellared by purchasers but should a bottle or two get lost and reappear in a year or two, it could well have filled out.


External Review
08/01/2012

Thoroughly delicious, this seamlessly integrated, palate-coating Merlot matches pretty berry fruit to impressive barrel flavors. Coffee, toffee and chocolate are there in abundance, smoothing out dusty tannins and adding a suggestion of sweetness.


External Review
08/01/2012

On the lighter side, this graceful red shows pretty cherry and sage flavors that linger against velvety tannins. Shows deft balance and a sense of harmony. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
07/07/2011

Classic Merlot aromas of spice, blackberry and cocoa carry through the palate of this complex artisanally crafted wine. The balance of oak and black fruits creates a velvety, seductive finish.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

88 points - Best Buy - Wine EnthusiastThe Grand Estates Merlot holds center court in the vast Columbia Crest portfolio. This new release, which has received extra bottle age, is seamless, smoky, sup


External Review
01/03/2012

This well-priced Merlot from the wineryrsquo;s Grand Estates line blends in 10 percent Cabernet Franc and 5 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Ray Einberger feels the Merlot from estate vineyards in Horse Heaven Hills adds texture and body, while grapes from the Wahluke Slope contribute aromatics and complexity. The wine is aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels.


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Ratings & Tags for Columbia Crest Merlot Columbia Valley Two Vines

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Winemaker's Notes:

Score: N/A Tasting Notes: Classic Merlot aromas of spice, blackberry and cocoa carry through the palate of this complex artisanally crafted wine. The balance of oak and black fruits creates a velvety, seductive finish. Web Site: Click Here

Score: N/A Tasting Notes: Classic Merlot aromas of spice, blackberry and cocoa carry through the palate of this complex artisanally crafted wine. The balance of oak and black fruits creates a velvety, seductive finish. Web Site: Click Here

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