Sunday, October 25, 2009

Chateau Ste.Michelle Merlot 2004 wine review by (PB)

Washington State wines from Ste. Michelle are the patriarchs of the Pacific Northwest. Waaaaay back in the early 80's I visited this up and coming winery while living in Seattle. It is not only a beautiful facility but these folks are another one of those wine makers who know how to do it right. They are always in the shadows producing solid everyday wines that are affordable and tasty.

This Merlot is a purple, black cherry hue with plum, black berry, blue berry and wood notes.

Palate--licorice, black pepper, fruit forward in the popular style with vegetal notes, integrated and will hold another 3-5 years. All around well made at the popular price point of $12. Raise a glass.

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