Red

2008 Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley

Merlot

  • USA
  • > Washington
  • > Columbia Valley
Drink between 2011 - 2015
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Community Tasting Notes 31

  • bin905 wrote: (88 points)

    October 30, 2014 - Probably past its peak. Seems to have lost its fruit. Has some heat on the front end. The palate is dominated by tar, tobacco and bitter chocolate flavors with earthy tannins.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Dexter Morgan wrote: (92 points)

    August 30, 2014 - Deep garnet/purple appearance. Laden with aromas of mulberries, blackberries, cocoa, vanilla, nougat, cedary spice, and walnut shell. The full-bodied palate displays outstanding length, depth, and concentration, with lots of rich, lush, and plump black fruit, a beautiful texture, and spices galore on the long finish. This is so good it literally dances in the mouth.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • wicho Likes this wine: (90 points)

    August 30, 2014 - Beautiful deep purple in color, fruity nose. On the palate, it is plummy, full bodied with plenty of tannins but not overly acidic. A well made wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • krhaugh wrote: (88 points)

    March 10, 2014 - Decanted about 1 hour. A nice Merlot but I am not usualy impressed with Merlot's and this was nothing different. Good flavor but it really didn't do anything for me other than being a decent bottle of wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • BigTex22 wrote: (89 points)

    February 15, 2014 - Consistent with previous notes. Decanted for an hour. Nose started to open up in glass with good aromatics. Good mid weight flavor with resolved tannins. Drink this baby now or within next 1-2 years. GOOD.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2011, Issue #159 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Northstar
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Columbia Valley
  • UPC Code 088586000256

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 343 (54%)
  • Consumed 298 (46%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

94% Like It  16 votes