Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot'01, Columbia Valley, Washington State, USA

A soft and smoky Merlot blend.

Technical Data:The blend is composed from 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon barrel-aged for 14 months in one-to three-years-old French (60%) and American (40%) oak barrels.

Description:Deep dark purple color. Blackberry and hints of raspberry and cocoa aromas continue onto the palate. Velvety soft in the mouth, this Merlot offers a complex, seductive balance of fruit and toasty oak on the lingering finish.

Food Pairing & Service:Lamb chops, rosemary grilled chicken.


Suggested Retail Price:$8.99

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