'Aromatic and a very smooth finish. Columbia Crest Merlot is a mix of mocha, baking spices, and vanilla from the oak aging but it still shows plenty of cherry fruit. A real crowd pleaser. Daniel, Washington State wine buyer'
|Wine maker notes
|A blend of 85% Merlot, 7% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Classic Merlot aromas of spice, blackberry and cocoa carry through the palate of this complex artisanally crafted wine. The balance of oak and black fruits creates a velvety, seductive finish.
Top 100 Value of the Year and Best Buy "This bright, satisfying merlot leads with scents of cranberry and red cherry, accented by a touch of herb. Its flavors are fresh and lifted by fine acidity. A balanced wine to pour with lean roast beef."
Wine & Spirits
June 1, 2009