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148 Ratings
Columbia Crest H3 Merlot Horse Heaven Hills

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) With aromas of raspberries, black pepper and earthy tones which lead to flavors of chocolate covered cherries and plum preserves on the silky smooth palate. The flavors and aromas accumulate to an intense - yet elegant

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    Per marketview: 88 points we in 2011 Washington, 91 pts in 2012. A blend of 60% Syrah, 27% Merlot and a handful of other varieties added to the mix, this aromatically pops, with complex notes of plum, blueberry, leathery smoke, chocolate and soy. It's silky smooth in feel, with abundant chocolaty flavors that help it go down far too easy. Great nose, drink now thru 2018, well-balanced. Aged in oak, vanilla & toast.

    8 months
Expert Reviews
  • Planet Grape
    Dark cherry and blueberry notes mingle with vanilla bean and nutmeg on this well-priced medium-bodied smooth and supple Merlot. Enjoy with Salmon a la Plancha or grilled lamb.