Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Merlot 2013
|Brand||Chateau Ste. Michelle|
Wine EnthusiastThere's immediate appeal to this wine's plum and cocoa aromas, with Syrah (11%) adding game and smoke. The flavors are fruit-forward with plenty of plushness that make it hard to resist. It doesn't seem entirely varietally correct but after the second sip all that is forgotten.
Wine SpectatorVelvety in texture, with ripe plum and spice flavors on an open frame, finishing with restraint and hints of orange peel and black tea. Drink now. 140,500 cases made.