Chateau Souverain

California Merlot

8.6130 ratings
8.53 pro ratings
California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits and herb spice. On the palate flavors of cherry and blueberry with spice, cacao and herb spice notes. Firm tannins, medium finish ending with earthy spice character. Drink now, no aging benefit.

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits and herb spice. On the palate flavors of cherry and blueberry with spice, cacao and herb spice notes. Firm tannins, medium finish ending with earthy spice character. Drink now, no aging benefit.

Feb 13th, 2023
Coty Atwood

@ home in Gowanus, Brooklyn

@ home in Gowanus, Brooklyn

1 person found it helpfulMay 11th, 2020
Adam Kincaid

For under $10 it’s good. Sometimes you get what you pay for, sometimes you get a little more. This is one of the latter.

For under $10 it’s good. Sometimes you get what you pay for, sometimes you get a little more. This is one of the latter.

1 person found it helpfulJul 18th, 2019
"Odedi"

It's time for #MerlotThursday! Let's do it with a California Merlot.

Pretty color of dark ruby with a wide reddish rim.

Soft nose of black currants, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices and metals.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate and fruity with blueberries, cherries, plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, smoke, chocolates, leather, earth and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice California Merlot. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Spicy with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, but as it opens up (45 minutes) more tannins comes in.

Wine Enthusiasts 89 points.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$15.

It's time for #MerlotThursday! Let's do it with a California Merlot.

Pretty color of dark ruby with a wide reddish rim.

Soft nose of black currants, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices and metals.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate and fruity with blueberries, cherries, plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, smoke, chocolates, leather, earth and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice California Merlot. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Spicy with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, but as it opens up (45 minutes) more tannins comes in.

Wine Enthusiasts 89 points.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$15.

1 person found it helpfulApr 5th, 2018
Michael Crofut

Not bad

Not bad

1 person found it helpfulMar 28th, 2018
Neal Ferry

Don know where I got this or what I paid, regardless it tastes good ... tu me manques le week-end mon ami spécial

Don know where I got this or what I paid, regardless it tastes good ... tu me manques le week-end mon ami spécial

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2018
Wayne Cencelewski

Very bold
Dark

Very bold
Dark

1 person found it helpfulDec 16th, 2017
Gigi

2014 Merlot. Balanced.

2014 Merlot. Balanced.

1 person found it helpfulDec 1st, 2017
Chris J

Nice taste.

Nice taste.

1 person found it helpfulOct 26th, 2017
Pristine Schmitt

This is a really good wine for the price. Smooth and just the right amount of dryness.

This is a really good wine for the price. Smooth and just the right amount of dryness.

Apr 5th, 2024