I have a friend who religiously drinks Horse Heaven Hills Merlot from Columbia Crest as her mid-week wine so I thought I would take her advice and have a glass or two. Columbia Crest is one of Washington’s most popular wineries and they have a reputation for making great wines at affordable prices.
Columbia Crest 2008 Horse Heaven Hills Merlot is a blend of 96% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Malbec. The wine comes from Washington and has 14.5% alcohol. It retails for around $14 and for more information see www.ColumbiaCrest.com
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
The Columbia Crest pours a deep reddish-purple in the glass. It has a nose filled with ripe blueberries, black cherry, cocoa, and a hint of tobacco. The fruit forward Merlot is bursting with flavors of blackberry, black cherry, and spices. A silky and incredibly easy to drink Merlot for under $15. This is an impressive casual wine that is perfect for a summer BBQ. Grab a bottle and enjoy…cheers!
My Wine Rating- B+