Columbia Crest Merlot Reserve
18 Ratings
Detail
18 Ratings
Columbia Crest Merlot Reserve

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2000 Vintage) Blackberry and chocolate aromatics are pronounced. The palate offers a balance between blackberry and cocoa. This is a classic Washington Merlot with fruit-forward appeal and a lingering velvety texture in the mouth.

Expert Reviews
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    5% Cabernet Sauvignon. This nicely structured Merlot takes on complementary themes of attractive cherryish fruit and caramelly oak in its mid-volume aromas, and it reprises both in flavors that are rounded and fairly supple in palatal impact. While not all that high in tannin, the wine is solid enough for a few years of age but does not demand it.