Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Columbia Valley 2004
Chateau Ste. Michelle is Washington state’s Founding Winery, with some of the oldest and most acclaimed vineyards in the Columbia Valley. Built on the 1912 estate owned by Seattle lumber baron Frederick Stimson, the winery’s roots date back to the Repeal of Prohibition, when the Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company were formed. The winery combines Old World winemaking tradition with New World innovation and is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a serious yet approachable Merlot, showing complex aromas of black cherries, red liquorice and a touch of cedar. Sweet fruit on the mid-palate, with a lingering cherry finish.
External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Columbia Valley
This is our refined and elegant Merlot with plenty of Washingtonconcentration. The 2004 bottling exhibits complex aromas ofblack cherries, leather, dried herbs with dusty, restrained tannins.This wine showcases that perfect Horse Heaven appellationbalanced style. The bottom line is that Canoe Ridge Estatereally does Merlot right! Try this one with chicken parmiganaor a pork tenderloin.'
'This is a big Merlot! It delivers concentrated aromas of darkchocolate truffles, plum, molasses and cedar. It is bold and fullbodiedwith soft, chewy tannins and a mouth-coating finish.Cold Creek Merlot showcases our 'icon' vineyard with aWashington 'icon' variety. Enjoy this wine with a thick, juicybone-in rib eye or a hearty beef stew-Cold Creek Merlot canstand up to almost anything you throw at it!'
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