Northstar Merlot 2008 750ml
- • Year 2008
- • Size 750ml
- • Producer Northstar
- • Country United States
- • Region Washington State
- • Sub Region Columbia Valley
- • Dominant Varietal Merlot
- • Rating 91
- • Publication Robert Parker The Wine Advocate Other Years Of This Product:
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
"The 2008 Columbia Valley Merlot offers up aromas of balsam wood, spice box, tobacco, violets, cassis, and blackberry. Savory on the palate, if slightly austere, another 12 years of bottle should fill the wine out. It will drink well through 2023."
"This wine gets the allstar treatment, blending fruit from 14 vineyards, and aging it in 60% new French oak. It's a substantial, muscular effort, with dark fruit, earth and tar components. A small addition of Petit Verdot darkens the color and thickens the tannins."
"Prickly tannins and a tang of acidity play against blackberry and cedary spice flavors in this firm red, which is nicely filled out, finishing with persistence."