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2006 Columbia Crest Merlot "Grand Estates"

Columbia Crest 2006 Grand Estates Merlot

Winery: Columbia Crest

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grand Estates"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 85% Merlot, 7% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Franc, & 3% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $11

Cases produced: 280,000

KWG Score: 89.6 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Good (86)

Review date: September 13, 2009

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Merlot is a Good value. It opens with a spicy fruitcake like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, approachable, and soft. The flavor profile is a gentle black cherry with a hint of blueberry and a touch of old oak. The finish is rather dry and its mild tannins are slightly prolonged. This easy to drink Merlot would pair nicely with barbecue chicken. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: "Classic Merlot aromas of spice, blackberry and cocoa carry through the palate of this complex artisanally crafted wine. The balance of oak and black fruits creates a velvety, seductive finish."

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