Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2007, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley

Merlot Merlot
Washington, Usa

$19.95 (209874)

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87 pts
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February 05, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Slightly stewed, pruney and raisined fruit in a mature expression here on the nose, while the palate offers high...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Sweet, creamy, blackberry pie with lots of commercial appeal. Palate showing some dark charred flavours and acids...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Columbia Crest is among the largest merlot producers in the United States. The style here is all-American, ripe...

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Community Reviews (3)

Mark Lesniak
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Mike de Maria
Mike de Maria

This is the 2nd bottle of H3 that I've tried. I drank the 1st bottle immediately after it was released was not very impressed. One year in the cellar and overall, again not that impressive. It was all oak, acid and tannin at first with the fruit very closed. It didn't improve much over the 2 hours it was open prior to and during dinner, but when I had about half a glass left, 3 hours after the bottle was opened, the fruit finally showed up and it was quite nice. I'd give it more time in the cellar to see if it might open up more.

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Tyler Philp
Tyler Philp

Plenty of spice and black fruit on the nose. Medium bodied with initially an earthy taste which is followed quickly by more of the dark fruit. Quite dry on the finish. A very nice merlot. (Northof9finewine, Feb 2011)

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