Russell Creek Merlot Columbia Valley 2003

Member Review by InWineTruth:

Dark garnet hue, with rich aromas of dark tree fruits and tea; generous flavor notes of black raspberries, boysenberries and plums with fruitcake spice, and fine, integrated tannins over a refined and moderately long finish. Very Nice, but pricey.

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Russell Creek Winery:
Russell Creek Winery was founded in 1998 in the southeast corner of the State of Washington on a small farm nestled on the banks of the so-named creek flowing from the Blue Mountains. Starting out with a hand-operated winepress and five-gallon carboys, founder Larry Krivoshein crafted full-bodied Premium Red Wines. The original Diggers label gives a tongue-in-cheek nod to Larry’s background as ... Read more
Russell Creek Winery was founded in 1998 in the southeast corner of the State of Washington on a small farm nestled on the banks of the so-named creek flowing from the Blue Mountains. Starting out with a hand-operated winepress and five-gallon carboys, founder Larry Krivoshein crafted full-bodied Premium Red Wines. The original Diggers label gives a tongue-in-cheek nod to Larry’s background as a funeral home director showing Washington State with a shovel sunk into the ground near Walla Walla, while the Canadian, American and Soviet flags flying across the top indicate his unique cultural background. In the fall of 1998 Russell Creek Winery became the 12th winery bonded in the Walla Walla Valley. As it grew, Russell Creek joined several other early wineries in locating at the Walla Walla airport revitalizing once-derelict Air Force training facilities from the Second World War. Since its inception Russell Creek has continued to produce exceptional quality wines. Larry has since assumed the role of winemaker emeritus allowing him to pass on his tradition to the new owner Eileen Crosby and new winemaker Carl Potter. Throughout the many changes over Russell Creek’s history, one thing has not changed: the commitment to full-bodied casually elegant wines. The hand-operated winepress still sits in the corner of the winery and the carboys have earned a new place in the aging process holding topping wine (to replace the wine that evaporates and keep the barrels full). The quantity may have increased, but we still maintain that same attention-to-detail care that has always made our Premium Red Wines stand out. Read less
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Snooth User: InWineTruth
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10/02/2013

Dark garnet hue, with rich aromas of dark tree fruits and tea; generous flavor notes of black raspberries, boysenberries and plums with fruitcake spice, and fine, integrated tannins over a refined and moderately long finish. Very Nice, but pricey.




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