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2005 Columbia Crest Winery Merlot Grand Estates Columbia Valley
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by Requiem
Competent and smooth merlot, but a little thin on the finish for the money. I expected better from this label and line as it's usually ultra-dependable. Previous vintages have been killer (2003).
CR Best Buy - Nov. 2007
by serendipity
CR Best Buy - Nov. 2007


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Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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