Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot 2005, Columbia Valley

Merlot Merlot
California, Usa

$17.95 (263418)

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  • Drink Now Or Cellar
  • 8585
85 pts
10
August 01, 2009

Critic Reviews (10)

Gord Stimmell
Gord Stimmell

This Washington winery often has fab value wines. Black cherry, vanilla and mocha aromas are enticing, with black...

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Vintages
Vintages

The Grand Estates Merlot holds center court in the vast Columbia Crest portfolio. This new release, which has...

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Nancy Morgan
Nancy Morgan

Mocha-coffee-dark-chocolate nose with layers of black fruit and smoke. Plush and satiny. Pair with: sirloin burgers...

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Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator

Light on its feet, with a polished feel to the dark berry, prune, star anise and roasted meat flavors, fading...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This a deeply coloured, chocolaty oak and fruit bomb. Lots of American oak (a Columbia Crest signature) with sweet...

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Robert Parker
Robert Parker

The 2007 Merlot Grand Estates has some Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. It was aged for 14-16 months in 25% new...

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Ted Able
Ted Able

fullish bodied, pronounced flavours, medium acidity, approachable tannins; nicely balanced, ripe, sweet core of black...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Green oak chip/powder/vanilla extract on the nose - comes across as concocted. Soft, sweet, commercial. Oaky. Oaky....

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John Stewart
John Stewart

Green oak chip/powder/vanilla extract on the nose - comes across as concocted. Soft, sweet, commercial. Oaky. Oaky....

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Megan Victor
Megan Victor

Deep intense purple colour. Slightly spicy, dried plum, red apple and red pepper on the nose. Dry, slightly spicy,...

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