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Columbia Crest's Two Vines Merlot from the Washington State wine region is a wonderful, velvety red wine.
A warm cherry red shimmers in the glass with purple highlights. The seductive bouquet reveals intense aromas of juicy berry fruit - especially raspberries and blackberries - accompanied by fine notes of roasted nuances and oak wood. On the palate this wine presents itself with a fruity and soft berry aroma. Spicy notes, coffee and dark chocolate are added later. The body is wonderfully velvety and very balanced. The finish has a nice length.
Vinification of Columbia Crest Two Vines Merlot
After harvesting the Merlot grapes in the Columbia Valley, the grapes are completely destemmed and carefully ground in the Columbia Crest cellar. The resulting mash is then fermented for 7 to 10 days in stainless steel tanks and pumped over twice a day. This extracts further colour pigments and aromas from the berry skins. Once fermentation is complete, this wine is aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
Food recommendation for the Merlot Columbia Crest Two Vines
Enjoy this dry red wine from the USA with roasted lamb with hearty side dishes, beef goulash with ribbon noodles or with pasta dishes in a spicy sauce.
|Style of Wine:||Red Wine|
|Type of Wine:||Still Wine|
|Sub region:||Columbia Valley|
|Occasion & Theme:||balcony/patio , family event , barbecue , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , picnic|
|Ageing in:||small barrel|
|Maturation:||American Oak , French Oak|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||12|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , spicy , dřevité|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||velvety , dense|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||New World , classic|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , bright, hearty dishes , spicy food|
|Glass Recommendation:||Red Wine Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Bordeaux Style , classic|
|Bottle size in L:||0.75|
|Closure:||Stelvin Screw Cap|
|Alcohol % ABV:||13|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Wein Service Bonn GmbH - DE-ÖKO-005 - Königswinterer Str. 552 - 53227 Bonn - Deutschland|