Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot
52 Ratings
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52 Ratings
Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot

Wine Details

Vineyard

Northstar

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

Rich plum and berry aromas combine with toasty oak to offer a heady hint of whats to come in this enticing Merlot most notable for its big, fruity style. Tannins are well balanced and the richness of the variety comes through on the middle and back palate. Look for a hint of black cherry from the Cabernet. This finish is long and smooth.

Vineyard

Northstar

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Rich plum and berry aromas combine with toasty oak to offer a heady hint of whats to come in this enticing Merlot most notable for its big, fruity style. Tannins are well balanced and the richness of the variety comes through on the middle and back palate. Look for a hint of black cherry from the Cabernet. This finish is long and smooth.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/12/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/03
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Mar-06
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 154 on Aug-04
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/04