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Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2015 Wine Review

Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2015

Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2015

Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States

Community Score:70/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $21.95

Drink: 2018-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Columbia Crest

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 92/100

The difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures in this eastern Washington state wine region is the reason why Merlots like this one are terrific. In October, during the last weeks of the key ripening season before harvest the nighttime temperature can plummet from 35 degrees in the day to just 20 degrees at night which allows for ripening during the day but then the grapes stop in the night and preserve freshness and natural acidity. The great thing is that the grapes don't get over-ripe as in some warm climates where photosynthesis produces more sugar and therefore more alcohol. That's why Washington red wines are often a moderate 13% alcohol. This wine features aromas of dark spice, fleshy blackberry and smoke. Pair with roast beef.

Merlot food pairings: grilled pork chops, pepper steak, duck, grilled lamb, cheese.

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This Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2015 was reviewed on September 1, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

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HWY 401 & WESTON (CROSSROADS)46 Add
STEELES & HWY 410 (ORION GATE)41 Add
FRONT ST & JARVIS ST40 Add
PARK & RAILWAY STREET33 Add
WONDERLAND AND OXFORD32 Add
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  • BCLDB
  • 752063
  • $18.25 
  • 880 bottles
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Capilano Mall27 Add
Mill Bay24 Add
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Reviews and Ratings

Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Lots of dark fruit aroma with plum, blackberry, chocolate and cedar flavors. Full bodied with soft tannins and a fruit dominated finish. Tasted April 2018.
Sarah rated this wine as 37/100
Crest H3 (2015) Merlot also has a smattering of Syrah and Malbec and was aged in a mix of old and new oak for 15 months. Tannins are firm on this Washington, Merlot and on the palate the wine is dry with ripe red fruit, mulberry, dark chocolate and spice. Drink or hold. - Community Wine Reviews

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