Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2013, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley

Merlot Merlot
Washington, Usa

$19.95 (209874)

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85 pts
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August 06, 2016

Critic Reviews (3)

Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

The summer of 2013 was hot, in fact it was the warmest in the past decade and the heat carried it the fall. The...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A very soft and oaky merlot with a manufactiured feel. Plummy with blue fruit, crème brûlée, milk chocolate and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a quite deeply coloured, soft, full bodied and very confected merlot with blueberry pie flavours, loads of...

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Community Reviews (1)

winingwithmel
winingwithmel

July 16th, 2016
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H3 stands for Horse Heaven Hills, the AVA (i.e. appellation) where wild horses used to roam freely. The Valley’s drought-like conditions and extreme sun exposure toughen up the merlot grape, so that it grows a thicker skin, making for a bigger wine. This merlot has ripe fruit and chocolate as well as firm tannins to balance it out, plus a tinge of cedar and mint. YUM. Get the whole story at http://winingwithmel.com/2016/07/08/focus-on-washington-wines/

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