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" A bright, balanced wine with notes of black cherry, spice, and coconut leading to a long, smoky finish. Based on this winemaker's extensive research, this wine pairs well with just about anything but especially grilled steak and lamb. Blend: 78% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot alcohol by volume: 14.6%"

  • Year: 2008
  • Producer: Northstar
  • Dominant Varietal: Merlot
91 Points
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."
91 Points
Wine Enthusiast
"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."
90 Points
Wine Spectator
"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."

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Northstar Merlot 2008 750ml

country: United States/region: Washington State/subregion: Columbia Valley

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