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

"Stimson Lane's Merlot-only winery has a winner with this dark, ripe red, notable for its balance and finesse. It's not heavy but fleshy, with coffee and black pepper-scented plum, blueberry and dried currant flavors that echo intensively on the fine-grained finish. Drink now through 2007." - Wine Spectator 79% Merlot; 21% Cabernet Sauvignon. Power and finesse come to mind when tasting this wine. Big structure with smooth tannins and beautiful oak flavors in the finish. Ripe plum and concentrat...

Vineyard

Northstar

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

"Stimson Lane's Merlot-only winery has a winner with this dark, ripe red, notable for its balance and finesse. It's not heavy but fleshy, with coffee and black pepper-scented plum, blueberry and dried currant flavors that echo intensively on the fine-grained finish. Drink now through 2007." - Wine Spectator 79% Merlot; 21% Cabernet Sauvignon. Power and finesse come to mind when tasting this wine. Big structure with smooth tannins and beautiful oak flavors in the finish. Ripe plum and concentrat...

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/03