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    Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot 2009
    Merlot - Columbia Valley, Washington

    Ratings

    • WE92
    • RP92
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 The Wine Advocate, 92 Wine Enthusiast, 91 Wine Spectator, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Columbia Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Merlot

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 123666

    Winemaker's Notes:

    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

    Critical Acclaim:

    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
    The Wine Advocate

    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 well-structured effort has the balance and polished tannins to be cellared for a decade, at least. Cellar Selection.

    92 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Firm and peppery, with a strong black pepper note running through the dark berry and currant fruit, all of it persisting in a harmonious package and scratchy tannins that need time to soften. Drink now through 2017.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Ruby-red. 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.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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