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2009 Columbia Crest Merlot "H3"

Columbia Crest 2009 H3 Merlot

Winery: Columbia Crest

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "H3"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 96% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 1% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Horse Heaven Hills

State or country: WA

Price: $15

Cases produced: 58,000

KWG Score: 89 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: November 3, 2011

Wine Review: This opaque and dark purple colored Merlot opens with a faint blackberry bouquet with hint of smoky oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a mild blueberry with notes of plum and vanilla oak. The finish is dry and it has very little tannin. This is a reasonably priced Merlot that would pair well with a bacon burger wine with provolone cheese. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The H3 Merlot opens with aromas of raspberries, black pepper and earthy tones which lead to flavors of chocolate covered cherries and plum preserves on the silky smooth palate. The flavors and aromas culminate in an intense – yet elegant – finish.

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