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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
Food Pairings for Columbia Crest Merlot Columbia Valley Two Vines
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.
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.
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!
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.
better than advertised. for an inexpensive merlot, this is excellent and surprisingly complex. great value!
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.
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 !!
External Reviews for Columbia Crest Merlot Columbia Valley Two Vines
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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
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.
|Alcohol: 13.5%||pH: 3.71|
|Total Acidity: 0.51 grams per liter|
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