Recommendation: Quality wine at a bargain price
Winery/Producer: Columbia Crest Winery, Paterson, Washington
Grape Variety: 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc
Geographic Origin: Columbia Valley, Washington
Purchased From: Total Wine; Northridge, California
Pared With: Chicken masala garum (cinnamon favor), rice pilaf
He said: Ruby red color. Wonderful fruity bouquet. Very fruity, smoky with hints of blackberry taste. A great finish that is dry with lingering silky tannins. A very supple and easy drinking Merlot that is clearly OUTSTANDING for the price. It is not a “fine” Merlot, but sure is the baseline for a quality Merlot at a bargain price.
She said: Fruity delicious bouquet leading to full bodied fruity flavor. Dry, medium tannins with medium long tasty finish. At $6.97 this is a true bargain Merlot. I love it!!!