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Northstar 2011 Red Blend Walla Walla Valley

  • 90 points
  • Wine Spectator - August 31, 2015

Features a firm texture around a supple, glowing core of peppery black cherry, roasted meat and floral flavors, lingering easily on the deftly framed finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Petit Verdot.

Northstar 2011 Merlot Columbia Valley

  • 87 points
  • The Wine Advocate - June 29, 2015

The 2011 Columbia Valley Merlot is slightly simple, with light plum and black cherry fruit, green herbs, menthol and floral notes. Medium-bodied, juicy and balanced, drink it over the coming 7-8 years. The blend here is 78% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot that spent 18 months in roughly 54% new French oak.

Northstar 2011 Red Blend Walla Walla Valley

  • 91 points
  • The Wine Advocate - June 29, 2015

Another outstanding Merlot, the 2011 Merlot Walla Walla has lots of dark fruits, roasted coffee, earth and a kiss of oak to go with medium to full-bodied richness, a balanced, plush mouthfeel and a great finish. A blend of 83% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cab Franc, Syrah and Petit Verdot, aged 20 months in 57% new French oak, it will evolve nicely over the coming decade as well.

Northstar 2011 Premier Merlot Columbia Valley

  • 91 points
  • The Wine Advocate - June 29, 2015

A step up in quality, as well as in price, the 290-case 2011 Premier Merlot (100% Merlot) is a beautiful, elegant and perfectly balanced 2011 that offers plenty of plum and darker fruits, spring flowers and peppery spice on the nose. Medium+-bodied, nicely textured and with outstanding purity of fruit, drink this beauty anytime over the coming decade.

Northstar 2010 Merlot Walla Walla Valley

  • Great Northwest Wine - June 19, 2015

Great Northwest Wine highlighted the Washington State Wine Commission tent for the U.S. Open; the following Ste. Michelle Wine Estates wine was featured: Northstar Merlot.