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Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot
$38.99 USD
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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...

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