Red

2008 Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley

Merlot

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 43

  • sdrum Likes this wine: (89 points)

    September 27, 2017 - Still good, but it appears to have lost a bit of the "edge" that it had a couple of years ago.

  • Rahulirious Likes this wine: (90 points)

    September 1, 2017 - It was time to open my last two bottles of this delicious Merlot. I still struggle to understand why my North American friends shy away from the Merlot grape - it is a great wine grape and really undervalued in Nappa. One of the best Bordeaux is a 100% Merlot.

    The Northstar is a very good Merlot - still lagging some delicious wines from Tuscany or Bordeaux but on a good route of a great Merlot for the New Worlds. Worth to keep a couple of bottles at home.

    It tastes like black currant (cassis), grapefruit, raisin, vanilla and chocolate. The body is medium. The wine has satin-like texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has low acidity.

  • JMFWC Likes this wine: (92 points)

    August 31, 2017 - Night 2 showing black currant and cedar with a hint of graphite on the nose. Palate is well balanced but tannins are still present developing acid in the mouth. Finish holds for a good length. Will evolve a few more years.

  • Papa Dog Likes this wine: (97 points)

    July 2, 2017 - Perfectly balanced. Plumb, cherry, vanilla and berry. Wonderfully full and deep, smooth finish.

  • Lou Lefteroff wrote: (86 points)

    December 29, 2016 - I cant understand this type of wines, baked fruit with 15% ABV, this level of alcohol offsets the balance -sad cause there is potential...

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2011, IWC 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 Codes 088586000256, 088586000263

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 306 (42%)
  • Consumed 425 (58%)

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