Chateau Ste. Michelle

Columbia Valley Merlot

8.752 ratings
8.91 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

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
Johanna Peterson

Great wine, fruity and jammy. Good solid wine, I think that we bought it at target

Great wine, fruity and jammy. Good solid wine, I think that we bought it at target

Apr 5th, 2020
Simon Weston

Rich dark red color, black cherry and red berry nose, cherry and redcurrant taste, medium bodied, initially ok finish but quickly turns harsh and bitter in the glass.

Rich dark red color, black cherry and red berry nose, cherry and redcurrant taste, medium bodied, initially ok finish but quickly turns harsh and bitter in the glass.

Apr 14th, 2019
Scott Petrus

Easy drinking red

Easy drinking red

Jan 25th, 2019
Abbie Kouzmanoff

At helen and gardiner’s

At helen and gardiner’s

Dec 28th, 2018
Morgan Reyes

Rich. Darker fruit. Oak aged.

Rich. Darker fruit. Oak aged.

Dec 9th, 2018
Mark & Vanzi

Drier than expected, and not the velvet I like in a Merlot, but nice.

Drier than expected, and not the velvet I like in a Merlot, but nice.

Nov 16th, 2018
Robert Nowicki

Dark fruit and drier than expected. I may start drinking Merlot again.

Dark fruit and drier than expected. I may start drinking Merlot again.

Nov 10th, 2018
Aaron Parrish

Very well balanced, dark fruit, medium tannins, heavy

Very well balanced, dark fruit, medium tannins, heavy

Sep 11th, 2018
Alejandro Gonzale,

Strong initial taste with not lasting taste

Strong initial taste with not lasting taste

Aug 29th, 2018