Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot
52 Ratings
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52 Ratings
Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot

Wine Details

Vineyard

Northstar

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

"The 2007 Merlot Columbia Valley was blended from 14 vineyards while thewine was made with 4060% whole berries depending upon the site It wasaged for 18 months in 60% new French oak It reveals a nose of paingrille pencil lead spice box lavender cassis and black currantMedium to fullbodied on the palate this impeccably balanced wine isloaded with raspberry plum and black fruit flavors has outstandingdensity and a long fruitfilled finish Give it another 3 years ofcellaring and drink it from 2013 to 2022

Vineyard

Northstar

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

"The 2007 Merlot Columbia Valley was blended from 14 vineyards while thewine was made with 4060% whole berries depending upon the site It wasaged for 18 months in 60% new French oak It reveals a nose of paingrille pencil lead spice box lavender cassis and black currantMedium to fullbodied on the palate this impeccably balanced wine isloaded with raspberry plum and black fruit flavors has outstandingdensity and a long fruitfilled finish Give it another 3 years ofcellaring and drink it from 2013 to 2022

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/12/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/03
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Mar-06
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 154 on Aug-04
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/04