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Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley 2008

Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley 750ML 2008      
Sku: 16028

 Wine Advocate 88 points (Mar 2013)
Northstar’s very diversely sourced Columbia Valley 2008 Merlot - blended with a (for this bottling) typical 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot - delivers invigoratingly tart- and bitter-edged cassis and huckleberry medicinally mingled with green herbal concentrates, iodine and salt. Grainy tannin is assuaged by the wine’s worthy sense of primary juiciness, leading to an energetically sustained finish. This ought to serve well for at least another couple of years. (The corresponding 2009 - while still recommendable - was far less interesting as well as duller in texture and flavor profile. And a 1999 was fascinating in aromas but otherwise attenuated and drying.)

Wine maker notes
Epitomizing power and finesse, our Columbia Valley Merlot is crafted from the finest grapes grown throughout the Columbia Valley AVA of eastern Washington State.

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Country: United States
Region: Washington
Sub-Region: Columbia Valley
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Type: Still wine
Reg. $29.99
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