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Chateau Souverain Merlot California 2014

Winemaker's Notes:

Chateau Souverain Merlot opens with dark red fruit aromas reminiscent of black cherry, plum, and fresh blueberries complemented by hints of brown spice and baking chocolate. This Merlot finishes with soft acidity and a fruit-driven balance that gives the wine a polished sense of elegance.

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Chateau Souverain:
At Souverain, our goal is to make authentic wines that are the best expression of each varietal and Alexander Valley. We believe our consumers deserve to drink great wine every night, so our wines are exceptional & attainable. Our love affair with producing wines has stretched back over 60 years and during that time our award winning wines have received numerous accolades and praise from the wine press.

Editorial Reviews for Chateau Souverain Merlot California

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464762,345
0.00 5
02/15/2017

Cherry and raspberry fruit with a tart note in front of dusty mineral earth. Nicely tart in the mouth with ripe cherry and strawberry fruit with soft earth on the finish.


Member Reviews for Chateau Souverain Merlot California

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Snooth User: CharlesC
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/13/2010

Decent overall, a little flat, strong alcohol content, opaque/dark color with little variation, standard Cabernet Savignion


Snooth User: snus
76169586
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/18/2011

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 06/10/2010

Scents of berry, spice and smoke. Mild mocha flavor, a bit powdery, with a long, warm finish.


Snooth User: Alexblue
27741052
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 11/11/2009

Good wine, very rich, a lot of tast, rich & fruit and a light finish of tannins.


Snooth User: mary836
19968781
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 06/16/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Chateau Souverain Merlot California

External Review
Vintage: 2010 11/12/2009

88 Points - Wine Spectator "Sleek and well-structured, with red currant and spice aromas and appealing black cherry, toasty sage and espresso flavors. The tannins firm up the finish."


External Review
Vintage: 2008 08/27/2011

Deep ruby in color, this concentrated Alexander Valley Merlot offers classic aromas of ripe black plum, blueberry and currant. The core of vibrant fruit balances nicely with the soft, round tannins creating a lush and juicy mouthfeel. Notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, which come from aging in oak barrels, meld nicely with the rich fruit and lead to a long, velvety finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 07/06/2011

WS 87 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - Zesty, displaying black cherry and cedar aromas as well as plum, espresso and roasted herb flavors. Winemakers Notes - Deep ruby in color, this dense and concentrated Alexander Valley Merlot offers classic aromas of ripe black plum, blackcurrant and blueberry with hints of violet and clove. The core of vibrant fruit balances nicely with the fine-grained tannins, creating a plush and juicy mouth feel.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 03/16/2010

Souverain Merlot 2006 and all other wine from Souverain are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

The Wine News ReviewIntense aromas of plum, leather and oak. Rich, creamy flavors of black cherry and blackberry. Chewy tannins and impressions of black cherry and mocha in the lingering close.Wine Tasting NotesDeep ruby in color, this concentrated Alexander Valley Merlot offers classic aromas of ripe black plum, blueberry and currant. The core of vibrant fruit balances nicely with the soft, round tannins creating a lush and juicy mouthfeel. Notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, which come from aging in oak barrels, meld nicely with the rich fruit and lead to a long, velvety finish.


External Review
Vintage: 1999 09/15/2009

Rich and spicy, with exotic chocolate, black cherry, plum, nutmeg and light toasty, mocha-scented oak and coffee grounds. Elegant, complex and concentrated, it's a mouthful of Merlot that should age well for another decade. Firm, chewy tannins sneak up on you. Best from 2003 through 2012.



Chateau Souverain Merlot opens with dark red fruit aromas reminiscent of black cherry, plum, and fresh blueberries complemented by hints of brown spice and baking chocolate. This Merlot finishes with soft acidity and a fruit-driven balance that gives the wine a polished sense of elegance.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.3%

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