Lively black cherry fruit nose with a touch of cedar. Full palate with a complex depth of fruit and oak. Firm yet supple finish. Dry wine. Aromas of mint with black cherry undertones. More substantial than many fruit forward Merlots. Columbia's style is to surround the plum flavors with a layer of soft tannins that will give the wine the capacity to age gracefully in the bottle. Merlot is the red wine for red meats.
It has the weight and fruit to match wine braised stews and roasts and the structure and polish to pair with rare grilled prime cuts. Also good with red sauce pastas.
Columbia Winery's Core Series of popular varietals has achieved distinction for their outstanding quality and superior value. Made from grapes sourced from the finest vineyards in Washington's Columbia Valley, these wines showcase the quality of Washington state as a premier winegrape-growing region.