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Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Merlot 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Excellent “everyday” grocery store wine that was an OUTSTANDING value.

Producer/Winery: Chateau Ste. Michelle; Patterson, Washington.

Grape Variety: Merlot (83% Merlot and 17% Syrah).

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Columbia Valley, Washington.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $9.27 (with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount)

Purchased From: Ralph’s Grocery Store; Agoura Hills, California.

Paired With: Chicken stir fry.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Just at the edge of being clear, dark ruby color with a light brownish red rim. Fruity raspberry and cherry aromas with hints of fresh cedar shavings and chocolate. Very smooth with an off dry mouthfeel, 200-grit texture and a medium body. Quite flavorful with lots of juicy ripe raspberry and fruit jam flavors. Fresh acidity, soft tannins and a sweet juicy finish. This wine was a pleasant surprised for us…it was under $10 and it really tasted like Merlot!!! Excellent “everyday” grocery store wine that was an OUTSTANDING value.

Chateau Ste. Michelle vineyard in the Columbia Valley
Photo from Chateau Ste. Michelle.

Comments: Learn more about Chateau Ste. Michelle and their wines.

See also: our reviews and comparison tastings of other Chateau Ste Michelle wines.

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: 40mm Reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: 0 88586 60283 2

Imported by: Not applicable.