Special Offer: 91pt Pomerol from Washington State Was $50 now $29.95
We have a Special Offer for a big time Bordeaux Style wine from Washington State. You cannot find a Pomerol Bordeaux wine of this quality for less than $100. And this wine sells for $50 but now you can have it at our Special Price of $29.95. This wine has bested some of the most iconic wines in the world in blind tasting such as Cheval Blanc, Pavie, and Angelus. Just to name a few. Enjoy this one!
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North Star Winery
Building on Washington State’s penchant for Merlots with rich, supple texture, depth and structure, Northstar produced its first wine in 1994. Ours is an on-going exploration of Washington’s star grape variety. Quantities are extremely limited, but if you love Merlot, we think you’ll find this wine worth seeking.
Merlots from Washington’s Northstar Winery have bested Merlot-based wines from premier Bordeaux producers Châteaux Cheval Blanc, Pavie, Angelus, Trotanoy, and La Conseillante in a blind comparative tasting.
"At Northstar, our goal is to make ultra-premium Merlots that will rival the best in the world, including the iconic wines we tasted against in South Beach," said Northstar Winemaker David Merfeld. “It’s extremely gratifying to see our wines show so favorably, particularly given the strength of the wines in Bordeaux, and gives credence to our belief that Washington state is one of the best places in the world to make Merlot."
A bright, balanced wine with notes of black cherry, spice, and coconut leading to a long, smoky finish. Based on this winemaker's extensive research, this wine pairs well with just about anything but especially grilled steak and lamb.
Blend: 78% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
Wine Advocate 91 Points: 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.
Wine Enthusiast 91 Points: 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.
Wine Spectator 90 Points: 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. 9,500 cases made.