Chateau Ste. Michelle

Columbia Valley Merlot

8.7806 ratings
8.514 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, 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

Oldest winery in Washington with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley. A blend of mostly Merlot with Syrah and other grapes. Dark Ruby with ripe berry fruit and sweet spice aromas. On the palate simple flavors of cherry and blackberry, a touch jammy, with leather and cacao, sweet soft tannins on a medium finish. Good value!

Oldest winery in Washington with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley. A blend of mostly Merlot with Syrah and other grapes. Dark Ruby with ripe berry fruit and sweet spice aromas. On the palate simple flavors of cherry and blackberry, a touch jammy, with leather and cacao, sweet soft tannins on a medium finish. Good value!

Jul 5th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley. A Blend of 83% Merlot & 17% Syrah, Dark red with ripe berry fruit and spice aromas. On the palate simple flavors of cherry and blackberry, a touch jammy, with leather and cacao, sweet soft tannins on a medium finish. Some Wahluke Slope Syrah was added to enhance the wine. Nice touch and good value!

Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley. A Blend of 83% Merlot & 17% Syrah, Dark red with ripe berry fruit and spice aromas. On the palate simple flavors of cherry and blackberry, a touch jammy, with leather and cacao, sweet soft tannins on a medium finish. Some Wahluke Slope Syrah was added to enhance the wine. Nice touch and good value!

Mar 23rd, 2018
Jon Nadler

One of my all-time favorites.

One of my all-time favorites.

5 people found it helpfulDec 19th, 2014
Lindsey Bridges

Every time my husband buys me this wine i wonder why i don't get it more. Its really nice and smooth. Not to sweet or too much bite. This wine is like a comfy blanket 💕

Every time my husband buys me this wine i wonder why i don't get it more. Its really nice and smooth. Not to sweet or too much bite. This wine is like a comfy blanket 💕

4 people found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2015
Susan Spencer

Great nose and very rich spice and berry flavored when first poured. Aged quickly and turned bitter in the glass. At first, hid alcohol well but soon was very apparent. My recommendation would be to pour small amounts, cork the bottle and continue to pour small amounts and drink quickly.

Great nose and very rich spice and berry flavored when first poured. Aged quickly and turned bitter in the glass. At first, hid alcohol well but soon was very apparent. My recommendation would be to pour small amounts, cork the bottle and continue to pour small amounts and drink quickly.

3 people found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2015
Big Red

Love this. Starting to come around to Merlots. If I see it again Ill pick it up.

Love this. Starting to come around to Merlots. If I see it again Ill pick it up.

1 person found it helpfulJan 6th, 2017
Giovanna G

Smooth, semi full body red wine. Perfect to warm and comfort you on a cold, snowy, wintry night. Great price @Costco

Smooth, semi full body red wine. Perfect to warm and comfort you on a cold, snowy, wintry night. Great price @Costco

1 person found it helpfulFeb 8th, 2016
Dell Paielli

Smooth mouth feel. Finishes with a light berry note.

Smooth mouth feel. Finishes with a light berry note.

1 person found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2015
David Newland

Deep purple color. Subtle nose of dark fruits and cherry. Mild on the palate with very little tannin. Almost sweet but a nice finish. Very drinkable and easy going down. Nice choice if you're not in the mood for a big cab.

Deep purple color. Subtle nose of dark fruits and cherry. Mild on the palate with very little tannin. Almost sweet but a nice finish. Very drinkable and easy going down. Nice choice if you're not in the mood for a big cab.

1 person found it helpfulNov 7th, 2015
Mark Salinas

Owner World and Wine Getaways

8.9

Cherry and spice on yen nose. Low in tannins. Smooth finish. Not too bad.

Cherry and spice on yen nose. Low in tannins. Smooth finish. Not too bad.

1 person found it helpfulMar 26th, 2015