2008 Northstar Merlot

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  • Merlot
  • 750ML
  • CG 93
  • WA 91
  • WE 91
  • WS 90

Reviews for 2008 Northstar Merlot

CG 93
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, March 2012
The more widely available of the Northstar pair it may be the less flamboyant partner but if so it is not by all that much. Indeed it is arguably a fair bit more approachable than its vintage sibling and while trodding... The more widely available of the Northstar pair it may be the less flamboyant partner but if so it is not by all that much. Indeed it is arguably a fair bit more approachable than its vintage sibling and while trodding the same ripe-Merlot ground it does it with a somewhat clearer look at ripe cherries and creamy oak given its slightly lighter touch. Well-made long in flavor and ageworthy and while it will comfortably reward a quiet wait in bottle before opening it is not demanding of it.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2011
The 2008 Columbia Valley Merlot offers up aromas of balsam wood spice box tobacco violets cassis and blackberry. Savory on the palate if slightly austere another 1-2 years of bottle should fill the wine out. It will drink... The 2008 Columbia Valley Merlot offers up aromas of balsam wood spice box tobacco violets cassis and blackberry. Savory on the palate if slightly austere another 1-2 years of bottle should fill the wine out. It will drink well through 2023. - Jay Miller
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2011
This wine gets the all-star treatment blending fruit from 14 vineyards and aging it in 60% new French oak. It's a substantial muscular effort with dark fruit earth and tar components. A small addition of Petit Verdot... This wine gets the all-star treatment blending fruit from 14 vineyards and aging it in 60% new French oak. It's a substantial muscular effort with dark fruit earth and tar components. A small addition of Petit Verdot darkens the color and thickens the tannins. There is just a hint of alcoholic burn in the finish. - P.G.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2011
Prickly tannins and a tang of acidity play against blackberry and cedary spice flavors in this firm red which is nicely filled out finishing with persistence. Drink now through 2015. -HS