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2013 Columbia Winery Merlot "Columbia Valley"

Winery: Columbia Winery

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Columbia Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 87% Merlot, 11% Syrah, & 2% Malbec

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $16

Cases produced: 13,320

KWG Score: 88.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Average Virtual Score: 95 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: April 7, 2015

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Merlot from the Columbia Valley opens with a black raspberry bouquet with hints of Dr. Pepper. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a juicy plum with notes of black cherry with hints of vanilla oak and touch of cranberry. The finish is dry and its sticky oak tannins linger for quite a while after it is gone. This Merlot is a good everyday offering. I would pair it with a juicy bacon burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The deep purple color of our Columbia Merlot alludes to enticing plum aromas with hints of spice. On the palate, dark berry fruit flavors are met with pronounced notes of toasty oak and vanilla for a textured mouthfeel. Rich with a mouth-watering acidity, this Merlot has a finish that lingers. Enjoy with tenderloin medallions drizzled with a wild huckleberry glaze or roast chicken.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Columbia Winery 2013 Merlot.

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