Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot Columbia Valley
128 Ratings
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128 Ratings
Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot Columbia Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) This classic Merlot opens with aromas of clove and exotic spices, leading to a palate with a velvety, seductive texture. Good integration of oak and fruit notes create a lingering, complex finish.

Winemaker's Notes

(From «nv» Vintage) Blueberry and cocoa aromas continue in the mouth. Velvety softness trails across the palate leaving a rich, fruity finish, true to the spirit of the Washington Merlot.

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    Lush berry start, peters out quickly. Otherwise an average wine but the price point makes it a good value for everyday drinking.

    about 4 years
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    Non-acidic. Low tanin. Fermented with berry. Fruit forward and spicy end. Buttery aroma after airated.

    over 1 year
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    very light, bright, fruity cherry. mild tannic more like a Pinot Noir. 10/2011

    over 3 years
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    dark berry, prune, star anise and roasted meat flavors

    about 4 years
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    Drank on Carnival New Years Cruise on 12/26/2010

    over 2 years
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    smooth..very nice blend

    almost 5 years
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    Jane's favorite

    about 4 years
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    dry and smooth

    over 4 years
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    about 2 years
Expert Reviews
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (From 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...