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Stimson Estate Cellars Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Washington 2007

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This is a must for Merlot fans,smooth as silk,chocolate rich,so moreish it's not true.Difficult vintage to find but if you do,don't miss the oportunity.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle:
  You’d be hard-pressed (just like the grapes!) to find a more influential winery than Chateau Ste. Michelle. It’s Washington State’s oldest winery, getting its start when Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company merged in 1954 to form the American Wine Growers. From there, they created a premium line of vinifera wines in 1967 called “Ste. Michelle ... Read more
  You’d be hard-pressed (just like the grapes!) to find a more influential winery than Chateau Ste. Michelle. It’s Washington State’s oldest winery, getting its start when Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company merged in 1954 to form the American Wine Growers. From there, they created a premium line of vinifera wines in 1967 called “Ste. Michelle Vintners,” under the direction of Andre Tchelistcheff, which is where Ste. Michelle really took off. Their first vines were planted at the now-legendary Cold Creek Vineyard in Eastern Washington in 1972. When a French style chateau was built in Woodinville by Ste. Michelle Vintners in 1976, the winery finally became known as Chateau Ste. Michelle. The terroir is very important for Chateau Ste. Michelle. Columbia Valley isn’t just important because they have over 3,500 acres under vine there - they love the land, and they even helped to make it recognized as an American Viticulture Area (AVA). Columbia Valley produces more Riesling than any other American region, and Chateau Ste. Michelle leads that charge as the leading North American Riesling producer. Chateau Ste. Michelle is known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, but it didn’t become great magically. They actually have two separate wineries, one for making whites, and another for making reds, which allows them to have complete control of the process. In fact, they’re so serious about the difference that they have dedicated winemakers for each color. While Bob Bertheau is their head winemaker who oversees all wine, Joshua Maloney oversees only the red wines, and Wendy Stuckey cares for the white. This allows Chateau Ste. Michelle to consistently create world-class wines that never fail to surprise judges. Read less

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Snooth User: Newstir
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12/12/2011

This is a must for Merlot fans,smooth as silk,chocolate rich,so moreish it's not true.Difficult vintage to find but if you do,don't miss the oportunity.


External Reviews for Stimson Estate Cellars Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Washington

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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Stimson Estate Cellars Merlot 2007: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift, lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang,,Jahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Washington StateWeingut: Columbia CrestRebsorte: 95% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet FrancRestzucker: 7g/LiterRestsäure: 5,25 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein


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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
05/17/2010

Merlot 2007 - Stimson Estate Cellars: Merlot 2007 - Rotwein von Stimson Estate Cellars / Columbia CrestDieser Stimson Estate Cellars Merlot 2007 duftet interessanterweise unter anderen nach Cola, aber auch ein wenig nach Erde und dazu viel nach Kirsch, Lakritz und Karamell. Das ist einzigartig, bemerkenswert und verlockend! Im Glas schimmert er in einem tiefen, glänzenden Rubinrot und sein Bukett ist fruchtbetont mit saftigen Kirscharomen und einigen Anklängen an feine Würze. Im Geschmack gibt er sich harmonisch und rund mit viel saftig-würziger Frucht am Gaumen. Der kleine Anteil von Cabernet Franc verleiht dem Wein seine sanfte Textur und feine Beerenfruchtaromen. Im Finale gesellen sich zum Eindruck außerdem zarte Röstnoten und einen Hauch von Vanille hinzu. Servieren Sie ihn zu gegrilltem Fleisch mit Honey-Mustard- und Barbecue-Sauce oder pikanten Pastagerichte.Weingut: Stimson Estate Cellars / Columbia CrestLand: USARegion: Washington StateRebsorten: Merlot, Cabernet FrancInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18°CLagerfähigkeit: 5 - 7 Jahre ab JahrgangFassreife: in Barriques gereift (16 Monate) Rotwein > USA > Washington State



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