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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
Columbia Crest has outdone itself with a wine of prodigious fruit extract and spicy new oak accents. Full-bodied and literally bursting with jammy,... Read more
Wonderful fresh layers of berry fruit with mouthfilling body and a refreshing finish make this Merlot one of America's most popular. Previous vinta... Read more
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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 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.
External Reviews for Columbia Crest Merlot Columbia Valley Two Vines
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.
Wonderful fresh layers of berry fruit with mouthfilling body and a refreshing finish make this Merlot one of America's most popular. Previous vintages have consistently scored as one of The Wine Spectator's Best Buys and have become a restaurant phenomenon throughout the US.
From Washington State comes an exceptional wine. There are smooth chocolate and berry flavors up front, and soft tannins following. If you like your Merlot really dry, so that it pulls on your palate, this is the wine for you. Though it will complement many dishes, it's enjoyable by itself.
Light in texture, with polished raspberry, tobacco and cedar flavors on a modest frame. Finishes with a pleasant meaty note. Drink now through 2003.
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.
Ripe raspberry and wild berry characters are pronounced in the nose and on the palate. Soft and luscious in the mouth; tastes beautiful now, but will grow increasingly complex with up to six years of bottle age.
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. It'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.
"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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