- Show All (17)
Add a vintage
Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley 2009Read more...
- There are currently no submitted critic scores.
Submit a Critic ScoreClose
Another nice Merlot from Northstar. Less structured than the 2007.....But so smooth....especially as the wine opens. Lots of notes of cigar box a... Read more
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
Nice. Thicker and more complex than I remember with the 2006. Blackberry and herbal notes come across. A good nose on Berrys and vanilla. Give ... Read more
Food Pairings for Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley
Another nice Merlot from Northstar. Less structured than the 2007.....But so smooth....especially as the wine opens. Lots of notes of cigar box and spice on the nose and palate. Super easy to drink and very well balanced as usual! Cheers!
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!
Nice. Thicker and more complex than I remember with the 2006. Blackberry and herbal notes come across. A good nose on Berrys and vanilla. Give it an hour to open. Another good Washington Merlot from Northstar.
Nose. Strong cedar, violet. With earthy pepper upon aeration. Taste. Pencil Shaving woodiness with blueberry subtlety. Velvety, satin body with soft finish. Low tannin but dry. Perfection and wonderful. Wish I'd bought two cases!
Great depth. The previous descriptions on here are on base. I think the blending gives this a bit more complexity than were it merlot alone. Very tasty!! -Tasted at The Hostile Grape 8/5/09
Great Merlot from Washington state. Dave Merf Merfield knows what he is doing at Northstar. Rich and deep for a Merlot. The sideways guys are crazy to bash Merlots. This is one of the best! Love the 2005! Cheers!
Cherry, and herbs on the nose. This merlot is rich and supple with enough tannin and acidity to age much longer than Washington wines are known to age. Perfect with a steak or pork with cherry sause.
External Reviews for Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley
Washington lies at the same latitude as the Bordeaux region in France, yet has the additional benefit of a longer growing season and cooler nighttime temperatures. These characteristics aid in the even ripening of grapes and the locking in of acidity, resulting in full-bodied yet balanced Merlots.
Prickly tannins and a tang of acidity play against blackberry and cedary spice flavors in this firm red, which is nicely filled out, finishing with persistence. Drink now through 2015.
This wine gets the all-star treatment, blending fruit from 14 vineyards, and aging it in 60% new French oak. It’s a substantial, muscular effort, with dark fruit, earth and tar components. A small addition of Petit Verdot darkens the color and thickens the tannins. There is just a hint of alcoholic burn in the finish.
The 2008 Columbia Valley Merlot offers up aromas of balsam wood, spice box, tobacco, violets, cassis, and blackberry. Savory on the palate, if slightly austere, another 1-2 years of bottle should fill the wine out. It will drink well through 2023. - ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Merlot wine from Washington in USA. 2008 Northstar Merlot 750ml
The 2008 Columbia Valley Merlot offers up aromas of balsam wood, spice box, tobacco, violets, cassis, and blackberry. Savory on the palate, if slightly austere, another 1-2 years of bottle should fill the wine out.
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...
Best Wine Deals
Ceibo Mendoza Malbec (2012)Cellared
Gray Monk Riesling (2011)Reviewed
Donovan-Parke Pinot Noir Sonoma County (2012)Cellared
Chateau de Brandey Bordeaux (2011)Cellared
Boschendal Rosé Blend Blanc De Noir (2009)Wishlisted
Post House Penny Black (2009)Cellared
Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva (2008)Cellared
Accidental Wine EntusiastReplied
The Ball Buster Shirzaz (2011)Reviewed
Stonehedge Cabernet Sauvignon Napa ValleyReviewed