Red

2008 Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley

Merlot

  • USA
  • > Washington
  • > Columbia Valley
Drink between 2011 - 2015
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Community Tasting Notes 29

  • 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.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • GTFreek wrote:

    February 3, 2014 - Blind tasted. Black plum, black cherry, vanilla, baking spice. I guessed malbec but only bc the wine before was merlot and I couldn't bring myself to guess it again, so my gut was saying merlot. 60% new French oak.

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  • Trolson wrote: (92 points)

    January 6, 2014 - A real treat. A regular wine for us. 2007 was great too. Wine enjoyable to wide range of red drinkers. Dependable and desirable.

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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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 375 (59%)
  • Consumed 256 (41%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

94% Like It  17 votes