Red

2008 Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley

Merlot

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 35

  • EvanRose Likes this wine: (92 points)

    March 6, 2016 - Big fruit, deep texture, long finish.

  • bradfriedlander Likes this wine: (89 points)

    October 23, 2015 - Fruity and snow. Good and hearty Merlot. Dark red. Good with food and dark (90%) chocolate.

  • EvanRose Likes this wine: (93 points)

    May 1, 2015 - Smooth, rich aroma and taste of fresh dark fruit

  • Barry Notes Likes this wine: (86 points)

    March 16, 2015 - PnP w/ 30 min glass time. Clear, med purple color. Light nose. Wine was fully mature and a bit thinner than expected. Over the top. Med body, light intensity flavor profile, low acid. Didn't show as well as expected. Nothing off but not very exciting. $32

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

    (Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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 Codes 088586000256, 088586000263

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 321 (46%)
  • Consumed 373 (54%)

Food Pairing

No food pairings available.

Who Likes This Wine

95% Like It  20 votes