Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Columbia Valley 2007
RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
Editorial Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Columbia Valley
This offers impressive aromatic depth with a very complex array of aromas ranging from plum to blueberry, oak spice to herbal with vanilla and cinnamon/burnt sugar top notes. Lovely up front with an edge of wood sweetness and spice that surround fresh plum, mocha, and black raspberry fruit. The black raspberry/ black currant fruit becomes more pronounced on the mid-palate with some soft tannins creeping in and gentle earthiness that fills out the palate. The finish is very fresh and clean with a nice interplay between flavors that increasingly lean toward black currant and gently toasty wood spice. The finale shows an herbal flash before leaving with a pop of black currant. Lovely balance to this wine and it might very well improve with a year or two in bottle. 91pts
External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Columbia Valley
14 Hands Merlot 2007 is disguised as a classic Washington wine and contains the dark aromas of berries and black cherries. The ripe fruit essence is joined by a subtle toast and a slight array of mocha nuances. While soft, delicate and approachable, this wine maintains a well balanced frame of tannins.
This shows the best aspects of the wonderful Washington andrsquo;07s andmdash; energy, elegant fruit, persistence andmdash; adorned by a little bit of bottle age. It has taken on notes of carob, creosote and cedar, and it is those earthy, savory elements that give the wine tremendous complexity for the price. For a lean cut of meat, like skirt steak.
Smooth, velvety and medium-bodied, this features a savory edge of smoke and pepper around the edges of the currant and cream flavors. Drink now through 2014.
W&S 93pts. - We craft this wine to be our complex yet approachable Merlot. The wine offers aromas of black cherry, leather and spice with layers of rich dark red fruit and cola flavors. Think of this inviting wine as a great 'everyday red'. Serve with beef, lamb, grilled salmon, hearty pastas.
Winemakers: The Indian Wells Merlot displays ripe black fruit aromas and jammy flavors typical of Wahluke Slope reds. This is a full bodied, fruity style of warm climate Merlot with a round, soft finish. Wahluke Slope Syrah was added to the blend to enhance the mouthfeel and jammy fruit character. Enjoy it with a hearty pasta this wine will warm your soul and make any food taste better!
Winemakers:The Indian Wells Merlot displays ripe black fruit aromas and jammy flavors typical of Wahluke Slope reds. This is a full bodied, fruity style of warm climate Merlot with a round, soft fini
The wine offers aromas of black cherry, leather and spice with layers of rich dark red fruit flavors.
Food Pairings for Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Columbia Valley
Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake
Spicy Salmon & Avocado Tower
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