WWBG: Washington State Merlot
Editor’s Note: This new weekly sponsored column is written by the staff of Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot 2008 Columbia Crest is one of Washington state's most well-known wineries. Situated in the state's biggest wine growing region, the Columbia Valley, this Merlot is an excellent value wine. 89 points “Best Value” from Wine Spectator. Chateau St Michelle Indian Wells Merlot 2008 From Chateau St Michelle’s Indian wells vineyard this Merlot offers a fantastic full-bodied wine that will pair nicely with any pasta dish or grilled meats. 90 points from Wine Spectator. Milbrant Traditions Merlot 2009 Owning and farming over 2,000 acres of quality wine grapes, the Milbrant family has produced some of Washington state's most prestigious wines. This particular Merlot is very approachable, polished, and supplies a nice smooth finish. The Velvet Devil Merlot 2011 Vinted and bottled by Charles Smith wines this is a beautiful classic Merlot with a great name, label and incredible smooth juice to back it up. Charles Smith received the Food & Wine magazine’s winemaker of the year award in 2009. Charles Smith also makes some of best high-end wines in the U.S. The views and opinions expressed in the column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of BethesdaNow.com. Community discussion guidelines: Our sponsored columns are written by members of the local business community. While we encourage a robust and open discussion, we ask that all reviews of the businesses — good or bad — be directed to another venue, like Yelp. The comments section is intended for a conversation about the topic of the article.