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"Rich and concentrated aromas of vanilla, blackberry, and maple lead into flavors of boysenberry, blueberry, and chocolate. This wine was created to enjoy now or for many years to come it will age gracefully. Blend: 81% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot"

  • Year: 2009
  • Producer: Northstar
  • Dominant Varietal: Merlot
92 Points
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
"The 2009 Merlot Columbia Valley (81% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot) is easily the largest production release from this estate, with over 8,000 cases produced. Aged in 95% French and 5% American oak, 57% being new, for 18 months, it offers a beautiful bouquet of black cherry, red currants, underbrush and toast as well as a perfectly balanced, silky and elegant feel in the mouth. Leaning heavily towards to finesse driven side of the spectrum, with silky tannin, medium body and moderate concentration, it will evolve gracefully for upwards of a decade. "
92 Points
Wine Enthusiast
"The vines from which the fruit for this wine were sourced are, on average, 15 years old. Aged primarily in French oak, this concentrated wine shows fine depth, with an emphasis on black cherry and cassis flavors. Full and ripe, this wellstructured effort has the balance and polished tannins to be cellared for a decade, at least. Cellar Selection."
90 Points
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
"Rubyred. Suave aromas of cassis, blackberry, violet and bitter chocolate show good lift for the vintage. Fresh and focused, with bright currant, licorice and chocolate flavors perked up by floral and herbal hints. This bottle struck me as fresher and more delineated than the 2008 version, despite the ripeness of the 2009 vintage. Finishes with suave tannins and noteworthy persistence."
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Item #12478

Northstar Merlot 2009 750ml

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

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$40.49
750ml
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