92 Points- WIne Advocate Magazine
"The Northstar 2008 Merlot Walla Walla – blended with a bit more Petit Verdot and less Cabernet Franc than usual – delivers lightly cooked dark cherry and plum dusted with diverse dried green herbs, smoky Latakia tobacco, nutmeg and cinnamon. Glycerol-rich, expansive, and with admirably fine-grained tannins, it finishes with sappy, vigorous intensity, primary juiciness complemented by piquant, low-toned nuttiness as well as the persistence of herb and spice. This handsome offering strikes me as likely to be worth following for another half-dozen years. "
82% Merlot, 14%Cabernet Sauvignon , 4%Petit Verdot