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68 Ratings
Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2013 Vintage) This Merlot has a rich aromatic profile with notes of chocolate and dark cherries. The complex fruit flavors are followed by a smooth, velvety finish. Pair this wine with blue cheese, duck, beef, veal and dark chocolate.

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    This complex artisan wine is produced using various barrel types and varietals to offer classic Merlot spice, ripe cherry fruit, and cocoa aromatics which persist on the palate. The balance of wood and black fruits creates a velvety, seductive finish. "Bursting with blueberry and currant fruit, this zips across the palate with a racy texture and refined tannins. Lingers enticingly with a hint of mocha on the clearheaded finish. Drink now through 2009." -Wine Spectator "Best Value" May 31st, 2007 "Advance" Edition 90 Points

    about 6 years
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2007 Vintage) "Light on its feet, with a polished feel to the dark berry, prune, star anise and roasted meat flavors, fading slightly on the finish. Drink now through 2012. 250,000 cases made."
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (2006 Vintage) This ruby colored offering is a pleasant everyday Cab. It opens with a ripe plum like bouquet with a hint of coffee. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and round. The flavor profil...