Sunday, January 24, 2010

Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot 2006 wine review by (PB)

Surprising purple hue for a wine with 4 years on it, Bouquet is full of cocoa and brimming with plums reaching my nose a full two feet away. On the swirl, there is a rich deep, cigar box, and black berry in a nose that is expressive and expensive smelling.

Palate--Integrated structure and flavors with cocoa mid palate and loads of dark berry goodness with tannic backbone for some more good years.

Depending on what part of the country you reside, this wine will run you around $12 or as little as $8. At $12, this is a wine worth searching out. At less than that, buy several/many and raise a glass.

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