Abeja

Columbia Valley Merlot

9.115 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Merlot
Top Notes For
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, cassis, vanilla, licorice, mocha and oak. Good structure and well-integrated tannins.

Blackberry, cassis, vanilla, licorice, mocha and oak. Good structure and well-integrated tannins.

Jun 27th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.2

A very warm year this and there may be a little Cabernet in the blend all farmed under 1300 foot level so all sedimentary deposits a bit of clay and sand this wine had a good amount of red plum and cherry fruit notes of milk chocolate a note of fresh loamy earth with notes of baking spice 5000 cases total production CS ch and merlot is only 500 cases. A big but elegant style of merlot wonderful freshness even in this warm year. A very elegant style of merlot. John abbot is the winemaker came from chalone group to open canoe ridge

A very warm year this and there may be a little Cabernet in the blend all farmed under 1300 foot level so all sedimentary deposits a bit of clay and sand this wine had a good amount of red plum and cherry fruit notes of milk chocolate a note of fresh loamy earth with notes of baking spice 5000 cases total production CS ch and merlot is only 500 cases. A big but elegant style of merlot wonderful freshness even in this warm year. A very elegant style of merlot. John abbot is the winemaker came from chalone group to open canoe ridge

Aug 12th, 2014
Colleen Leonard

Big and juicy with Bing cherries, lavender and a hint of licorice with a lingering finish

Big and juicy with Bing cherries, lavender and a hint of licorice with a lingering finish

Jun 19th, 2016
Mark N Ricca Jr

Blue fruits, mineral, and earth. Just opened.

Blue fruits, mineral, and earth. Just opened.

Aug 8th, 2015
Matias Chiota

Great fruit, velvet texture, earthiness, and spice. Nice job.

Great fruit, velvet texture, earthiness, and spice. Nice job.

Apr 22nd, 2015
Andrei Shustov

Great value! Would drink it again.

Great value! Would drink it again.

Jan 18th, 2015
Andy McClellan

Bar Manager and Sommelier, Westward Seattle

8.9

Andy had this 4 years ago

Andy had this 4 years ago

Mar 2nd, 2016
Nicholas Kolnik

Nicholas had this 5 years ago

Nicholas had this 5 years ago

Nov 1st, 2015
Craig Lewis

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Craig had this 5 years ago

Aug 26th, 2015
Portia Vliet

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Portia had this 3 years ago

Apr 9th, 2017