Grape Variety: Merlot (83% Merlot and 17% Syrah).
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Columbia Valley, Washington.
Price: $9.27 (with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount)
Purchased From: Ralph’s Grocery Store; Agoura Hills, California.
Paired With: Chicken stir fry.
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.
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.