Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Merlot 2018

Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Merlot 2018

 

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Chateau Ste Michelle
Columbia Valley Merlot 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : USA
  • Region : Washington
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Rich and Spicy
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 80% Merlot, 13% Syrah, 2% Mourvèdre, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Pinot Noir, 1% Grenache

Experts Score Vintage
WE Wine Enthusiast 89 2015
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Tasting Note: Pretty, concentrated Merlot from cool-climate Columbia Valley in Washington State, brimming with black cherry and a dollop of raspberry jam, counterbalanced by a bouquet of leather and spice.
Food Matching: This Merlot will pair nicely with roast beef, lamb, grilled salmon and hearty pastas.

Vineyard: Columbia Valley vineyards lie in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains and receive just 6-8 inches of rainfall annually. Warm, sunny days and cool evening temperatures create ideal conditions for intense aroma and flavor development in the ripening grapes. A northerly latitude gives the Columbia Valley roughly two more hours of sunlight daily during the peak-growing season than California, increasing the region’s ability to ripen fruit.

Vinification: The ripe grapes were de-stemmed and inoculated with various strains of yeast to maximise complexity. Gentle pump-overs during fermentation were used to extract colour and flavour, and to produce soft, supple tannins. The wine was then oak aged for 14 months.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 89 Points (2015)
Raspberry, cocoa, coffee and vanilla aromas lead to plump, focused fruit flavors. It's both appealing and quite varietally correct. For those looking for a quality value Merlot, look no further.

Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Chateau Ste Michelle
Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
WS
87
RP
88
WE
89
Columbia Valley Cabernet was crafted to highlight concentrated Washington red fruit in an accessible style. This is an inviting Cab with plenty of complexity and structure with silky tannins. It’s also very versatile with food.
18,90 €
Quantity : moins plus
Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay 2018
Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay 2018
Chateau Ste Michelle
Chardonnay 2018
WS
88
WE
88
W&S
89
This is a fresh, soft style of Chardonnay with bright apple and sweet citrus fruit character with subtle spice and oak nuances. The sur lie aging gives it an appealing softness.
18,00 €
Quantity : moins plus
Chateau Ste Michelle Dry Riesling 2018
Chateau Ste Michelle Dry Riesling 2018
Chateau Ste Michelle
Dry Riesling 2018
W&S
88
WS
89
WE
89
The Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling is a dry, crisp, refreshing style of Riesling with beautiful fruit flavors, crisp acidity and an elegant finish. It offers inviting floral and mandarin aromas with a clean finish.
18,90 €
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Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Syrah 2019
Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Syrah 2019
Chateau Ste Michelle
Columbia Valley Syrah 2019
W&S
89
WS
89
WE
87
The Columbia Valley Syrah is a soft, ripe Syrah with ripe berry fruit aromas and flavors with hints of vanilla and brown sugar spice. It was co-fermented with Viognier for an even more accessible and fruit forward style of Syrah. This is an enjoyable red.
18,90 €
Quantity : moins plus
Chateau Ste Michelle Col Solare 2017
Chateau Ste Michelle Col Solare 2017
Chateau Ste Michelle
Col Solare 2017
WS
92
RP
94
W&S
94
"Aromas of black cherry, currant, and ripe black berries, together with subtle notes of espresso and vanilla in the nose. On the palate, this full bodied wine is rich with flavors of dark chocolate, black fruits, and a coconut spice which leads to a lingering silky finish" – Marcus Notaro, Winemaker
95,00 €
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Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Merlot 2018 Reviewed by Wine Enthusiast 21-12-2021 . Score: 4