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Northstar Winery Columbia Valley Merlot

Wine Details

Vineyard

Northstar

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2001 Vintage) 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 concentrated dark ripe fruit such as raspberry, blackberry and cherry explode in the mouth. Building on Washington state’s penchant for Merlots with rich, supple texture, depth and structure, Northstar produced its first wine in 1994. Ours is an on-going exploration of Washington’s star grape variety. Quantities are extremely limited, but if you love Me...

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Mar-06
  • Wine Advocate
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 154 on Aug-04
  • Wine Spectator
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/04
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast