Columbia Crest Merlot Columbia Valley Two Vines 2009

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Aromas of cola, cream soda and caramel lead to expressions of vanilla and strawberry jam on the smooth palate, flavor...

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This is one nice merlot. Aromas of cola, cream soda and caramel with a touch of vanilla and strawberry jam and very smooth, deep and rich. The pri... Read more

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

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User Reviews for Columbia Crest Merlot Columbia Valley Two Vines

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Snooth User: jamessulis
4262201,444
3.50 5
11/18/2012

This is one nice merlot. Aromas of cola, cream soda and caramel with a touch of vanilla and strawberry jam and very smooth, deep and rich. The pricing on this is a gift from Columbia Crest retailing at under $9 dollars a bottle. I generally prefer a Cabernet but sometimes crossover to a merlot of this quality. If you like merlot this is the one and if you don't like it..........hmmm then I guess you don't like apple pie on Sundays. I will buy this one over and over as it is wonderful with my usual home mesquite smoked back ribs.


Snooth User: r sprezzatura
354247747
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 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
695746208
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 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
27394681
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 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
Vintage: 2007 02/14/2011

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


Snooth User: Creole Williams
79285780
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 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
76013272
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 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 !!


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External Reviews for Columbia Crest Merlot Columbia Valley Two Vines

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A drink-me-now wine, lithe, supple and distinctive for its blueberry and roasted red pepper flavors, finishing with silky texture that supports the flavors beautifully. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Though perhaps just a notch below the 2002 version, this remains the Merlot to beat in the budget bottle sweepstakes. Bright berry fruit is married to smooth chocolate, without appearing over-manipulated or laced with fake vanilla. Creamy and consistent, itrsquo;s widely available at a great price. Over 172,000 cases were produced.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Ripe aromas and flavors of blackcurrants, roasted coffee bean, mocha, and polished smoky oak dominates this elegant, supple wine. Itrsquo;s powerful, but understated. Everything about it is big, but itrsquo;s kept on a tight leash. Dry, with dusty tannins, its drinkable now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Bright raspberry scents, with a fresh and lifted aspect that adds to its immediate appeal. The blend includes 10% cab franc and 10% cab sauvignon, a lot of complexity in an $8 wine. This is substantial, layered, with a plummy, herbal, fairly tannic middle and plenty of weight in the follow-through.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Columbia Crest has outdone itself with a wine of prodigious fruit extract and spicy new oak accents. Full-bodied and literally bursting with jammy, voluptuous currant and berry flavors, this young red shows remarkable balance and harmony as well as a smooth textbook Merlot finish. A quality wine with flavors everyone will enjoy.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The blend includes 6% Syrah, and the wine has a pretty plum and blueberry color, that (perhaps by the power of suggestion) carries through into the aromas. Itrsquo;s tight, tart, and clean, offering a mix of berry fruits and a finish lined with vanilla and tobacco. Overall the balance is excellent, the wine juicy and fresh, and the blend just about perfect.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A bit leaner than most Washington Merlots, this well-priced bottling delivers a lively core of cherry and spice flavors, which enlarge nicely on the finish and linger. Tannins have a bit of grit to lose, so best after 2001.


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Ratings & Tags for Columbia Crest Merlot Columbia Valley Two Vines

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2.50 5
2007 09/13/2011

574990 Snooth User: nlaux
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3.50 5
2007 09/08/2010

759162 Snooth User: HiCee
rated this wine
4.50 5
2007 02/05/2011

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3.50 5
2007 10/30/2010

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4.00 5
2004 12/22/2009

737393 Snooth User: mark189
rated this wine
5.00 5
2004 01/19/2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"Just-picked aromas of raspberry and black cherry introduce a plush balance of fruit and oak in the mouth. Berry and subtle cocoa flavors linger on the palate." Ray Einberger, Winemaker

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of cola, cream soda and caramel lead to expressions of vanilla and strawberry jam on the smooth palate, flavors of spice round out the silky finish.

"Just-picked aromas of raspberry and black cherry introduce a plush balance of fruit and oak in the mouth. Berry and subtle cocoa flavors linger on the palate." Ray Einberger, Winemaker

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Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.71
Total Acidity: 0.51 grams per liter

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