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2013 Three Rivers Merlot "Columbia Valley"

Winery: Three Rivers

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Columbia Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 89% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 4% Syrah & 2% Cabernet Franc

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $21

Cases produced: 1,174

KWG Score: 89 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: January 7, 2017

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Merlot from Washington State opens with a fragrant cranberry bouquet with a hint of cherry-cola. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a chalky mineral infused red cherry with hints of old oak and strawberry rhubarb pie. The finish is dry and its moderate dusty tannins stick around for a bit. This Merlot would be ideal with a juicy Angus burger. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Brimming with aromas and flavors of cherries, blueberries, cedar, vanilla, and spice. This Columbia Valley Merlot is full-bodied and mouth-filling.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Three Rivers 2013 Merlot.

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