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Wine Market NY USD 14.99 750ml

Columbia Crest Reserve Merlot Washington 2006

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Firm, focused and juicy with dark berry and floral aromas and flavors, lingering on the ripe, toasty, refined finish...90" WS 02/10

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Columbia Crest:
At Columbia Crest we pride ourselves on delivering handcrafted, superior-quality small-lot wines, as well as affordable everyday Washington wines. Our first release in 1984 started a tradition that has established us as one of America’s most popular and fast-growing wineries.
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Editorial Reviews for Columbia Crest Reserve Merlot Washington

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,151
4.00 5
12/14/2009

This is all dark cocoa, coffee, prune and plum fruit on the nose with a backing of sweet oaky spice, and surprising freshness, considering the aromas. Full, rich and smooth on the palate with nice heft, and lusciously ripe fruit that is well supported by ripe tannins and integrated acidity. The flavors are much like the aromas, a bit on the darker end of the spectrum with the spice tones from the oak being a bit more prominent. The finish shows more of the dark fruit note with cigarbox, milk chocolate, and tobacco notes and a suggestion of sweetness. If the flavors sound appealing this is a nice wine for you. 89pts


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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.00 5
12/10/2009

paint varnish and perhaps some cedar underneath is what comes to mind first, a little burnt, the palate is filled with dark berry cherry flavors, some plums, ends more with a tannic finish than the fruit


Snooth User: solomania9
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4.00 5
12/11/2009

Big dark fruity powdery nose. Lots of ripe fruit and complexity in the mouth with a long powdery black cherry finish. Slightly chalky. Great stuff.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
12/10/2009

Dry, musty nose misleads you, because the wine is very fruity. Strong flavors of cherry, blackberry dominate at first. However, the leather creeps back in and the mid palate is very dry. Finishes on an acute chocolate and kirsch flavor.


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Source: WineChateau.com
03/27/2010

Cold Creek's 30-year-old vines deliver a big, bold Merlot. ThisMerlot is loaded with dark fruit flavors with hints of bittersweetchocolate. We added 22% Cold Creek Cabernet to soften the tanninsand contribute mouthfeel and layers of complexity



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Firm, focused and juicy with dark berry and floral aromas and flavors, lingering on the ripe, toasty, refined finish...90" WS 02/10

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