Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot 2012 - Toast Wines by Taste
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Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot 2012

  • we91
  • v89+?
  • ws87
Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot 2012

SKU 8047


The 2012 vintage has rich concentrated aromas of cherry, raspberry and chocolate that lead into flavors of cedar and vanilla with a lingering toasted oak finish. This highly structured wine was created to enjoy now, or for many years to come as it will age gracefully.
Category Red Wine
Region United States, Washington, Columbia Valley
Brand Northstar
Alcohol/vol 15%
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastThe cocoa, cherry, raspberry and toast aromas bring plenty of appeal. The flavors deliver richness but without excessive weight.

Sean Sullivan, December 31, 2015
  • v89+?

VinousBright ruby-red. Aromas of cassis, black cherry, bitter chocolate, licorice and wild herbs. At once sweet and savory, offering a plush, fine-grained texture and a faintly herbal edge to the youthfully medicinal flavors of dark berries and spices. Finishes with firm, slightly dry-edged tannins and good lift. Needs a couple of years to harmonize.

Stephen Tanzer, November 2015
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorSmooth and inviting, with refreshing berry and spice flavors on a sleek frame, and a hint of peppermint on the easygoing finish. Drink now through 2018. 12,240 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, 2015

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