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Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot 1999

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
  • WE 94
  • RP 91
  • WS 91
  • ST 90
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Winemaker Notes

World class Merlot from Washington State, this wine has it all. Intensity, elegance, and rich, velvety fruit. Simply delicious! The 1999 growing season began as one of the coolest on record since 1954, resulting in smaller fruit set and lower grape cluster weights. The month of August saw the onset of a prolonged period of warm, cloud free, sunny weather and low nighttime temperatures—ideal conditions for the development of intense aromas and flavors in... View More

Critical Acclaim

WE 94
Wine Enthusiast

RP 91
The Wine Advocate

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WS 91
Wine Spectator

ST 90
International Wine Cellar


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Northstar, located in Walla Walla, Washington, aims to make Merlots that can be considered among the world's best, using fruit sourced from one of the world's best regions for the variety: Washington state. Winemaker, David "Merf" Merfeld, blends New World fruit with an old world winemaking style, influenced by Bordeaux's "right bank," to create his highly-acclaimed wines. Northstar produces two Merlot-based wines from the Columbia Valley and Walla Walla AVAs, as well as... View More