Matthews Cellars

Columbia Valley Merlot

9.622 ratings
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Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Philip Wood

Deep cassis flavors right as it hits your palette. Ruby rich aromas of strawberries as blackberries with a hint of earth. Opulent and oh so yummy!!

Deep cassis flavors right as it hits your palette. Ruby rich aromas of strawberries as blackberries with a hint of earth. Opulent and oh so yummy!!

Apr 5th, 2020
Danielle Wagner

This polished red wine has beautiful hints of black cherry and sandalwood finished with silky tannins.

This polished red wine has beautiful hints of black cherry and sandalwood finished with silky tannins.

Jan 6th, 2020
Orla Sather

What a bountiful Merlot. It is a healthy blend of berries with the slight nod to caramel and plums with a bit of tomato sauce. Full bodied & ready for pasta.

What a bountiful Merlot. It is a healthy blend of berries with the slight nod to caramel and plums with a bit of tomato sauce. Full bodied & ready for pasta.

Jan 4th, 2020
Carla D

More earthy than the Matthews Columbia Valley Cabernet. Veggie nose. Tannin-laden so feel current berries will burst with flavor through cellaring for several years.

More earthy than the Matthews Columbia Valley Cabernet. Veggie nose. Tannin-laden so feel current berries will burst with flavor through cellaring for several years.

Dec 28th, 2019
Linda

With the addition of Cab Savignon and Cab Franc, this blend is the exception to your average Merlot. It is beautifully aged in oak. Red fruits stand out with a soft tannins finish.

With the addition of Cab Savignon and Cab Franc, this blend is the exception to your average Merlot. It is beautifully aged in oak. Red fruits stand out with a soft tannins finish.

Dec 6th, 2019
Liz Loutsis

Easy drinking merlot with silky tannins and a polished palate. Graphite and black cherry on the nose with notes of nutmeg, dark red fruits and vanilla. Perfect!

Easy drinking merlot with silky tannins and a polished palate. Graphite and black cherry on the nose with notes of nutmeg, dark red fruits and vanilla. Perfect!

Nov 15th, 2019
Orla Sather

The Matthews Merlot has weighty legs. There is cranberry & dark cherry notes with a bit of smoky finish. It is young so easy to put down awhile for the cellar folks. It’s lovely.

The Matthews Merlot has weighty legs. There is cranberry & dark cherry notes with a bit of smoky finish. It is young so easy to put down awhile for the cellar folks. It’s lovely.

Oct 26th, 2019
Danielle Apgood

Talk about an easy drinking Washington merlot. Nose consists of stewed plums, cassis, and caramel. Moderate acidity in the mouth flows into flavors of raspberries, strawberry, fresh ground coffee, black pepper and hints of asparagus.

Talk about an easy drinking Washington merlot. Nose consists of stewed plums, cassis, and caramel. Moderate acidity in the mouth flows into flavors of raspberries, strawberry, fresh ground coffee, black pepper and hints of asparagus.

Oct 14th, 2019
Mel Agustin

Fresh and crisp! White tea and citrus notes but not over powering. Great white wine

Fresh and crisp! White tea and citrus notes but not over powering. Great white wine

Sep 14th, 2019
Karina Duchastel

I really enjoyed the ‘13 but this 2015 has a nicer longer finish and is on the heavier side. I love the black fruits note and the hint of oak. Great level of medium-high acidity and dryness. Great Merlot dominant blend.

I really enjoyed the ‘13 but this 2015 has a nicer longer finish and is on the heavier side. I love the black fruits note and the hint of oak. Great level of medium-high acidity and dryness. Great Merlot dominant blend.

Jul 4th, 2019