Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley 2007

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"The 2007 Merlot Columbia Valley was blended from 14 vineyards while thewine was made with 4060% whole berries depend...

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  • RP: 92

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  • WS: 91

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  • WE: 93

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another great year for Northstar! The 2007 scores better for me than the 2006. Smooth and soft on the palate with lush fruit and good balance. m... Read more

Well balanced with a nose and flavors of raspberry, plum, and cherry, leading into notes of vanilla, coconut, and spice on the palate. Lots of stru... Read more

Ripe and evocative, weaving cardamom, red chili and dark chocolate overtones into the black currant fruit, lingering on the expressive finish again... Read more

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Snooth User: Stallion
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4.00 5
12/08/2011

another great year for Northstar! The 2007 scores better for me than the 2006. Smooth and soft on the palate with lush fruit and good balance. more proof that some Merlots can be every bit as good as a Cabernet! Cheers!


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External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/08/2011

Well balanced with a nose and flavors of raspberry, plum, and cherry, leading into notes of vanilla, coconut, and spice on the palate. Lots of structure and balanced tannins make this a great wine to pair with food. Enjoy!


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

Ripe and evocative, weaving cardamom, red chili and dark chocolate overtones into the black currant fruit, lingering on the expressive finish against refined tannins. Best from 2012 through 2017. 400 cases made. -HS Fruit sources for this limited-production Walla Walla bottling of Northstar Merlot include Leonetti's Loess vineyard, and Windrow and Anna Marie in the Seven Hills. Thick, lush and richly evocative, it shows Napa-like density. Chocolatey black fruits and baking spices add to the rich midpalate, which qualifies for the often-abused word 'hedonistic.' - P.G. The 2007 Merlot Columbia Valley was blended from 14 vineyards while the wine was made with 40-60% whole berries depending upon the site. It was aged for 18 months in 60% new French oak. It reveals a nose of pain grille, pencil lead, spice box, lavender, cassis, and black currant. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, this impeccably balanced wine is loaded with raspberry, plum, and black fr...


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Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

WE 93pts. - WA 92pts. - WS 91pts. - Tasting Notes - Well balanced with a nose and flavors of raspberry, plum, and cherry, leading into notes of vanilla, coconut, and spice on the palate. Lots of structure and balanced tannins make this a great wine to pair with food. Enjoy!


External Review
04/12/2011

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast From a superb year, this wine saw all French oak, but an ongoing reduction in exposure to new barrels brought the percentage down to 60%. Young and muscular, the blend of


External Review
08/08/2011

Dense and chewy, featuring a sweetness and suppleness that make the earthy cherry and blackberry flavors weave through the tannins, emerging on the long finish with finesse. Best from 2012 through 2016. 11,500 cases made. -HS Wine Spectator. A Merlot wine from Washington in USA. 2007 Northstar Merlot 750ml


External Review
04/23/2011

A project started by Jed Steel back in the mid-90's and now part of Chateau Ste. Michelle, Northstar has gone on to become a benchmark wine from the Columbia Valley. Winemaker David Merfeld works closely with growers to achieve specific fruit quality and yields. The blend for this 2007 is 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. The Wine Advocate scored it 92 points saying "The 2007 Merlot Columbia Valley was blended from 14 vineyards while the wine was made with 40-60% whole berries depending upon the site. It was aged for 18 months in 60% new French oak. It reveals a nose of pain grille, pencil lead, spice box, lavender, cassis, and black currant. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, this impeccably balanced wine is loaded with raspberry, plum, and black fruit flavors, has outstanding density, and a long, fruit-filled finish. Give it another 3 years of cellaring and drink it from 2013 to 2022." Limited!


Ratings & Tags for Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley

240070 Snooth User: anchca
rated this wine
3.50 5
08/02/2013

381013 Snooth User: Stallion
rated this wine
4.00 5
07/07/2012

971267 Snooth User: GBaldwin
rated this wine
4.00 5
11/19/2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2007 Merlot Columbia Valley was blended from 14 vineyards while thewine was made with 4060% whole berries depending upon the site It wasaged for 18 months in 60% new French oak It reveals a nose of paingrille pencil lead spice box lavender cassis and black currantMedium to fullbodied on the palate this impeccably balanced wine isloaded with raspberry plum and black fruit flavors has outstandingdensity and a long fruitfilled finish Give it another 3 years ofcellaring and drink it from 2013 to 2022

"The 2007 Merlot Columbia Valley was blended from 14 vineyards while thewine was made with 4060% whole berries depending upon the site It wasaged for 18 months in 60% new French oak It reveals a nose of paingrille pencil lead spice box lavender cassis and black currantMedium to fullbodied on the palate this impeccably balanced wine isloaded with raspberry plum and black fruit flavors has outstandingdensity and a long fruitfilled finish Give it another 3 years ofcellaring and drink it from 2013 to 2022

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