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Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2016

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Jennifer Havers rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Always a great price and great value. This Washington State Merlot is on the more soft, sultry scale, as opposed to some more firm, structured Old World styles. This wine is lovely in its style, with aromas of red plum, bramble, mocha and vanilla with a hint of warm spice. Full bodied and smooth on the palate with medium acidity and some soft tannins. Fruit on the palate is luscious and ripe with more vanilla and spice on the long finish. Enjoy with slow braised meat dishes.
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

I liked this wine so much I served it at my wedding, and it was a perfect pairing with seared beef tenderloin with brown butter and roasted garlic potatoes. There's so much going on in the wine, with the core of cassis, ripe black plum and black briars enveloped by warm spice, milk chocolate, Kenya AA coffee and vanilla notes. Dangerously smooth, but enough mouthwatering acidity to keep it fresh. 91 Points.




Natalie's Review

Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2016, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: The difference between daytime and night time temperatures in this eastern Washington state wine region is the reason why Merlots like this one are terrific and they can be even more rich and intense than their Cabernet Sauvignon based wines. H3 is a good example of a big, bold, juicy and full-bodied Merlot from this area with ripe dark cherry, plum compote, earthy florals and vanilla flavours on the palate. Pair with a pork tenderloin from the grill. Drink: 2022-2024. 209874 14.50% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 92/100. April 1, 2020 Top Rated Red Wine. Plush Pork Wine  Full Review

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