Northstar Winery

(866) 486-7828 1736 J.B. George Road
Walla Walla, WA 99362
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Combining the art of old world wine-making with new world innovation to create Merlots that can be considered among the world’s best, from one of the world’s most acclaimed Merlot producing regions: Washington State. Washington State is America’s second largest wine-producing region, with over 31,000 vine acres and 600 wineries, 90% of them east of the Cascade Mountain range in the Columbia Valley of Eastern Washington, a high-plains region in which the Snake, Yakima and Columbia rivers converge. The Columbia Valley encompasses eight American Viticultural Areas: Walla Walla Valley, Yakima Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Red Mountain, Rattlesnake Hills, Wahluke Slope, Puget Sound and the Columbia Gorge. In this semi-arid climate, vines are planted on south-facing slopes to enhance sun exposure in the summer and air drainage in winter. The Cascades block the harsh storms coming in from the Pacific Ocean and so, Eastern Washington receives only 6 to 8 inches of rainfall annually. This creates an ideal Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

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  • Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley 2011


    The wine is a deep ruby color in the glass, with a center that borders on indigo. The nose is an interesting combination of mocha, dark chocolate and raspberry over a subtle base of earthy minerality. The taste is very nice, a blast of fruit up front, tart cherry, raspberry that transition seamlessly into some vanilla bean and toasted oak midp... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka

  • Northstar Winery Northstar Merlot 2009


    Another winner from Northstar! The 2008 was good but a bit light on the structure and substance. This is a bigger more complex wine with a good back bone and very nice balance, Northstar does Washington Merlot right....again and again! Cheers! Read More

    Wine review by Stallion

  • Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley 2005


    The wine is a nice deep ruby color in the glass. The nose is is a nice combination of leather, cedar and rich black fruit, plum, black cherry and prune with a bit of anise over the top. The taste is very nice, with some dried herbs, mint and a hint of floral notes up front that transitions wonderfully to some rich ripe fruit midpalate, with an... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka

  • Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by 240070anchca 240070 anchca

  • Northstar Syrah Walla Walla Valley 2008


    "Lush and elegant, with aromas and flavors of earth, black fruit, vanilla, and dark chocolate leading into a long, smokey finish. This Syrah is a perfect expression of the Walla Walla Valley. Enjoy with BBQ and roasted game!"-David "Merf" Merfeld, Winemaker Read More

    Wine review by kujolorenth

  • An interesting article --'ve yet to try any wines from Walla Walla -- simply not available here -- but keep reading about them. It's on my to-do list for if I ever visit the US. But it's particularly interesting to see they're taking terroir more seriou... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Walla Walla terroir

  • Northstar Merlot Walla Walla 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • Hi guys,I would like to make a list of best local supermarket wines, but living in Piemonte Italy I not sure that it would make sense because I don't know if you can find them in supermarkets in the US. Would this be interesting for you to see anyway? Would appreciate any feedback!Cin Cin Read More

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  • Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley 2006


    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. Read More

    Wine review by Stallion

  • Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley 2006


    Nose. Strong cedar, violet. With earthy pepper upon aeration. Taste. PencilShaving woodiness with blueberry subtlety. Velvety, satin body with soft finish. Low tannin but dry. Perfection and wonderful. Wish I'd bought two cases! Read More

    Wine review by Jack Monaghan

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