Chateau Ste. Michelle

Indian Wells Columbia Valley Merlot

8.757 ratings
8.51 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Merlot
Top Notes For
Joe Christenson

Big blackberry jam and ripe plum, with plenty of vanilla. Soft tannins, a bit unstructured (the acid appears unevenly in different sips). Overall nice example of the varietal and region, but no need to revisit.

Big blackberry jam and ripe plum, with plenty of vanilla. Soft tannins, a bit unstructured (the acid appears unevenly in different sips). Overall nice example of the varietal and region, but no need to revisit.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2019
Neal Ferry

Outstanding, earthy, round.... just good, a value every time we buy it

Outstanding, earthy, round.... just good, a value every time we buy it

May 10th, 2019
Taylor Bew

Personally not my favorite, but definitely will suit someone who like more American type wines and drier wines. It is sweet but not overwhelming. Definitely a dry bold wine but not like a Cab.

Personally not my favorite, but definitely will suit someone who like more American type wines and drier wines. It is sweet but not overwhelming. Definitely a dry bold wine but not like a Cab.

Apr 23rd, 2019
Amanda Sussex

Bold, full body, lots of vanilla which softens the finish. Great wine for the price point, should be enjoyed with food.

Bold, full body, lots of vanilla which softens the finish. Great wine for the price point, should be enjoyed with food.

Apr 20th, 2019
Shannon

Tastes sweet with a slight cigar taste. Delish!

Tastes sweet with a slight cigar taste. Delish!

Apr 19th, 2019
Henry Fuseler

3/19. Always good.

3/19. Always good.

Apr 4th, 2019
C. Daniella

It is a great surprise... not disappointed at all, I am not really a wine pro, but this is a good merlot for the price .

It is a great surprise... not disappointed at all, I am not really a wine pro, but this is a good merlot for the price .

Feb 17th, 2019
Mike Leapley Jr.

Amazing

Amazing

Feb 8th, 2019
Henry Fuseler

A good balanced Merlot. ACL 14.5%

A good balanced Merlot. ACL 14.5%

Dec 12th, 2018
JJ Lumia

Black cherries and subtle hints of dark chocolate. Terrific aroma; falls a bit short on the palate. For the price it’s quaffable with a burger or pizza.

Black cherries and subtle hints of dark chocolate. Terrific aroma; falls a bit short on the palate. For the price it’s quaffable with a burger or pizza.

May 9th, 2018