Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Columbia Valley 2006

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“The Indian Wells Merlot offers ripe black fruit aromas and jammy flavors typical of Wahluke Slope reds. This is a f...

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Coffee aromas and some of the syrah comes through on the nose, leading to a thick, viscous mouthfeel. Deep plummy fruits, this is a highly fruit fo... Read more

Very powerful and thick feel. A little earthy/dry taste, which I felt held it back a bit. However, the strong and complex finish saves it. Read more

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.00 5
05/10/2009

Coffee aromas and some of the syrah comes through on the nose, leading to a thick, viscous mouthfeel. Deep plummy fruits, this is a highly fruit forward wine. The finish is of cola, cocoa and cedar, with a lingering taste of chocolate.


Snooth User: Echelar
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3.00 5
07/28/2009

Very powerful and thick feel. A little earthy/dry taste, which I felt held it back a bit. However, the strong and complex finish saves it.


Snooth User: kbowser105
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4.50 5
12/31/2010

Great wine...


Snooth User: jhaakri
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4.00 5
02/10/2010

I was very pleased and surprised by the smoothness and flavor of the wine. Very drinkable with or without food. Excellent buy at $18.


Snooth User: Roncgs
67468759
3.00 5
01/10/2011

The wine has aromas of black cherry and spice with dark red fruit flavors. I enjopyed this red wine although not as much as the Chateau Ste Michelle Indian Wells Merlot


Snooth User: pglyman
4320255
3.50 5
12/20/2010

Had with a roast. Very tasty


Snooth User: phunkeyrobot
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4.00 5
10/24/2010

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External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Columbia Valley

11/13/2010

Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Muted in ripe-ness and milder in manner, this small, slightly underfilled effort will not offend those who complain about wines of too much richness and body, but it could do with a bit more of everything if only to be middle-sized, and its fruity limits leave it a little dry and austere.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Muted in ripe-ness and milder in manner


External Review
05/18/2011

Firm in texture, with ripe currant and berry shaded by smoke, coffee and spice nuances as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
05/18/2011

On the lighter side, with an earthy streak running through the modest black cherry flavors. Drink now.


External Review
05/18/2011

Ripe and spicy, showing a violet petal edge to the lingering currant and dusky herb flavors. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
05/20/2011

WS: 89 Points WE: 84 Points


External Review
05/18/2011

Bright red-ruby. Warm aromas of currant, mocha and chocolate. Pliant and easygoing, with moderately sweet chocolatey flavor. But lacks real verve and definition and narrows on the back end.


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142448 Snooth User: drsint
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4.00 5
02/25/2009

638912 Snooth User: crickf
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02/02/2011

638912 Snooth User: crickf
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01/05/2011

371574 Snooth User: jeannwa
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rated this wine
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11/21/2009

749669 Snooth User: HGR
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01/30/2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes A real mouthful of bold, rich and concentrated flavors of blackberry, black currant, vanilla and chocolate. Smooth and polished, the tannins are supple and well integrated with bright fruit acidity, and the flavors extend into a long, complex finish.

Tasting Notes:

“The Indian Wells Merlot offers ripe black fruit aromas and jammy flavors typical of Wahluke Slope reds. This is a full bodied style of warm climate Merlot with a round, soft finish. We added Wahluke Slope Syrah to enhance the mouthfeel and jammy fruit character.”

Wine Tasting Notes A real mouthful of bold, rich and concentrated flavors of blackberry, black currant, vanilla and chocolate. Smooth and polished, the tannins are supple and well integrated with bright fruit acidity, and the flavors extend into a long, complex finish.

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Total Acidity: 5.5 grams per liter

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