Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot Columbia Valley 2007 review by (PB)
Black cherry hue with ample bouquet of ripe juicy blackberries on a bed of milk chocolate with cola or root beer aromas and a top off of crushed black fruit.
Palate--Soft presence with solid structure. Bready fruit, with significant tannins to keep this nice wine going for a few years. Subdued black berry on a layer of milk chocolate.
Columbia Crest is one of those vintners who just make quality offerings regardless the price point, regardless the grape. This is a solid wine at $11 so raise a glass.