2008 Columbia Crest Merlot H3 (Horse Heaven Hills), WA - Printable Version

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- wonders - 02-26-2012

14.5% alcohol. Fun, fresh, fruity, vibrant Merlot--don't seek serious depth here. Finishes with fuzzy subtle tannins. Ripe berries. Marries red and black fruits on the tastebuds. This is a favorite of one of the partners in a local wine and beer store.

- Drew - 02-26-2012

I agree. Had it at the beach last weekend brought down by my wife's best friend Ann. The girls liked it, but not so much I.

- winoweenie - 02-26-2012

Leather-Tongue! WW

- Kcwhippet - 02-27-2012

Love the Horse Heaven Hills stuff - but maybe not this one. BTW, those of us who made the WA offline had a dinner with Jarrod Boyle of Alexandria Nicole, who was at the forefront of the push to make the Horse Heaven Hills an appelation. Also, we carry a beer from Dogfish Head called Noble Rot, which is made with Alexandria Nicole botritised Viognier. Small world.

- hotwine - 02-27-2012

I'm missing something on Merlot.... can't seem to think of it as anything more than a blending grape. Can't find a TN in the notes where I've ever been smitten by Merlot as a stand-alone grape. Surely just my deficiency, not the grape's.

- winoweenie - 02-27-2012

Hotsie see my post on the Benzinger. Iff'n that hummer done' ring your chimes I'll drink a glass of water. WW