Columbia Crest Merlot "Grand Estates" 2004 wine review by (PB)
From the folks who just have a hard time making a bad wine, comes another super value, wonder- wine! This wine is purple to black cherry in color with an amazing bouquet of big ripe black cherry and cocoa nose with a hint of cedar! NICE!
In the mouth this wine is delicious with a hint of chocolate and a rich berry palate with young tannins that will only mature but this wine is ready to drink now! In a year or two, this wine should be incredible at the price point of $10. I just picked up the latest Win espectator an hour ago and they gave this wine a 90 with a "Best Value" rating. Indeed! Buy a case and drink half now and raise a glass as the year progresses.