Columbia Winery Milestone Merlot 1996
Merlot from Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
Deep ruby red. Berry fruit with touches of cigar-box, roasted meat and herbs. Ripe, dusty tannins with sweet cherry fruit in the aftertaste.
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Columbia Winery was the first premium winery in Washington and the first in the state to produce vineyard-designate wines. Columbia Winery was founded in 1962 by ten friends, six of whom were University of Washington professors. Originally known as Associated Vintners, the group was united in the belief that vines could survive the harsh Washington winters and that fine wine could be made in Washington state.
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