Columbia Crest

Columbia Valley Merlot

9.61 ratings
-no pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Merlot
Top Notes For
John Eaton

WOTN. Highest QPR of my lifetime. Bought this simple wine 26 yrs ago and forgot about it. Found it buried in my cellar. Survived uneven temps, humidities, moves. Opened it up and expected it to be dead or off. Cork was 2/3 saturated. Slight crumble. Poured. Nice strong garnet. Bricking. Gave it a sniff. Pleasant touch of Brett. Still had fruit. Soft dark cherry. Hint if cocoa. Silky mouth. Long finish. Mind blowing. Columbia Crest?!? 27yrs old?!? Blind tasting I would have thought this was a $$$ Bordeaux.

WOTN. Highest QPR of my lifetime. Bought this simple wine 26 yrs ago and forgot about it. Found it buried in my cellar. Survived uneven temps, humidities, moves. Opened it up and expected it to be dead or off. Cork was 2/3 saturated. Slight crumble. Poured. Nice strong garnet. Bricking. Gave it a sniff. Pleasant touch of Brett. Still had fruit. Soft dark cherry. Hint if cocoa. Silky mouth. Long finish. Mind blowing. Columbia Crest?!? 27yrs old?!? Blind tasting I would have thought this was a $$$ Bordeaux.

May 9th, 2020