Michel-Schlumberger Wine Estate

(707) 433-7427 4155 Wine Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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The estate was founded in 1979 and named Domaine Michel by Jean-Jacques Michel. A native of Switzerland, Michel formed a special attachment to Sonoma County. After a two-year search, he planted his roots in Dry Creek Valley because of its cooler microclimates and its abundance of well-defined benchlands (his model was as much the uplifted benches of the Mc Peninsula as Napa's Rutherford Bench). He found a series of benchland soils in the Valley's Wine Creek Canyon with excellent exposures that were especially well contoured for growing grapes. With his partner Ridgely Bullock, Michel planted fifty acres of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, and chardonnay-uncommon varieties for Dry Creek Valley, then and now. Today Michel-Schlumberger has a well-earned reputation for its excellent Bordeaux varieties. We have long believed in blending these varieties for complexity, and our red wines have harnessed the ripe, raw power of the new world with the elegant reins of the old. For example, our merlot Read more »

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Michel-Schlumberger Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Csu 1998


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    Wine review by 1974458BethLaw 1974458 BethLaw

  • Michel-Schlumberger le Sage Merlot Dry Creek Valley 2009


    Wine Sellers of Saugatuck, 10/15. Just the best merlot I have ever had. Oh, normally I dislike inexpensive merlot, because that is all I can afford. Inexpensive wine. Hey no apology here, I have reviewed 388 bottles of inexpensive wine on this site. Why? good question, I have no answer. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Michel-Schlumberger Chardonnay la Brume 2010


    Big and oaky Dry Creek chardonnay. Lots of oak and a touch of smoke buried the fruit. The web site says this was aged in neutral french barrels but it's a bit over the top for my palate. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Michel-Schlumberger Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley 2005


    2004 almacen del vino $36.99-$16.00 $20.00 Read More

    Wine review by Jlvan729

  • Michel-Schlumberger Merlot 2006


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    Wine review by tinar2007

  • Michel-Schlumberger Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley 2005


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    Wine review by grunkiejr

  • Michel-Schlumberger Merlot 2006


    The nose is a bold expression of dark fruits, black pepper and spice, letting you know to expect a full-body. The body at open is vegetive wih overwhelming taste of green bell pepper and tannin at the back of the palate. It opened in the glass over time to reveal some black peper which went into the long finish. It was still rough on the edge... Read More

    Wine review by VitaVinifera

  • Michel-Schlumberger Merlot 2006


    Very mediocre wine. Nothing special in the taste that distinguishes it from any supermarket merlot. Read More

    Wine review by bashamg

  • Michel-Schlumberger Chardonnay la Brume 2007


    Beautiful lime and quince nose, with delicate oak flavors. Gentle spice from the oak, nice and balanced wine. Vanilla scent builds on the finish and works well with the soft tannins. Very good. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Michel-Schlumberger Chardonnay la Brume 2007


    Light wood on the nose with a rather fresh leesy character and notes of , smoke apple blossoms, pineapple, dried peach all laced over a light vanilla undertone - Tight and focused on entry, broadens quickly in the mouth with toasty marshmallow notes framing the clear, crisp yellow fruits. Shows some tannin in the mouth and rather obvious ligh... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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