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2003 Northstar Merlot "Columbia Valley"

Merlot

Winery: Northstar

Vintage: 2003

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Columbia Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 82% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 3% Petite Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $39

Cases produced: 9,137

KWG Score: 91 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: March 24, 2007

Wine Review: Those of you that enjoy a delightful Merlot, look no further than this wine. This wine has a pleasant, but restrained bouquet. On the palate, this wine is elegant and smooth as silk. The flavor profile is great. This is a superior Merlot to consume with your favorite meal. The finish is nicely dry and lengthy. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This merlot is structured with power and elegance. The rich, concentrated front and middle palates roll seamlessly into the generous, silky finish. Aromatics and flavors offer concentrated black cherry, plums and currants.

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