Wednesday, November 12, 2008

NW Merlot vs Petrus

Caught this on the NW WinePress blog...

Chateau Ste Michelle does a lot of blind tasting events comparing WA wines against some of the most expensive wines in the world. Last week Northstar hosted a comparison tasting of the 2004 Merlot and 2004 Chateau Petrus. Northstar was one of the first premium Merlots from WA... and it lists for $41. 2004 Petrus cost $875 on release.

Read Kiss French, drink Northwest By Andy Perdue, Wine Press Northwest at and you can see a video interview of Northstar winemaker Dave Merfeld on the main Wine Press Northwest page at

Oh... and btw, the 2004 Northstar was costing closer to $29 around town...

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