Saturday, April 2, 2016
Northstar Merlot at a great price!
2011 Northstar Columbia Merlot...$19.99
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Compare to the winery price of $41
Blend: 78% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot
The 2011 vintage has rich concentrated aromas of cherry, raspberry andchocolate that lead into flavors of cinnamon and vanilla. It is subtle and soft with a lingering toasted oak finish. This wine was created to enjoy now, or for many years to come as it will age gracefully. Diversity of vineyards and sub-appellations within the Columbia Valley are Northstar's hallmarks. Fruit is selected from the very best possible sources throughout the Columbia Valley. Winemaker David "Merf" Merfeld works closely with each grower to achieve specific fruit quality and yield parameters. Vines average 15 years old and yield grapes with concentrated varietal flavors of cherry and plum with elegant tannins. Fruit from more than 10 separate vineyards and 14 different blocks contributed to the blend.
"Smooth and elegant with juicy plum and berry fruit; balanced, lush and long; medium weight, supple and rich."
Rated 90/100 Tasting Panel