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Wine Chateau Ste Michelle, Merlot, Columbia Valley, 2015

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Tasting Notes


Wine red.


The wine has a rich, seductive flavor with notes of dark red fruit and a long, smooth, sweet aftertaste. Syrah adds nuances of bouquet of fruit jam.


Complex aroma of the wine reveals notes of black cherry, leather and spice nuances.


Wine is perfect for meat dishes, especially beef and lamb, grilled salmon, steak, cheese, pasta with meat sauce.

Interesting Facts

In a blend of Merlot wines, in addition to the basic 2012 Merlot also include Syrah, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Grenache and Mourvedre, designed to highlight its beauty and make a variety of aroma and flavor of wine. All varieties are grown in the Valley of Columbia, but in different vineyards. Thus, half of the harvest came from the vineyards on the slopes Vahlyuk - from a warm region, famous for ripe red grapes with concentrated fruit flavors. Grapes of Canoe Ridge Estate contributes to the complexity of wine and fine tannin structure.

All Vineyards Chateau St. Michelle Columbia Valley to lie under the protection of the Cascade Mountains and receive only 6-8 inches of rain per year. Warm sunny days and cool nights create ideal conditions for the development of an intense aroma and flavor of ripening grapes. Sandy soils with low fertility and low water-holding capacity provide precise control of the growth of grapes.

2012 is considered a "classic" in comparison with the cold 2010 and 2011 years. Flowering began earlier than usual, but the low temperatures in early summer have delayed maturation. In late July began warming, dry weather conditions remained until mid-October, which allowed the grapes to reach optimum maturity. Assembled ripe grapes were desteblirovan and connected to different strains of yeast to create the maximum complexity. Gentle pumping of the wort in the fermentation process has been used for more complete extraction of color and flavor and soft elastic tannins. The wine is aged for 14 months in barrels of French and American oak, 30% of which - new.

Chateau St. Michelle - one of the oldest wineries in Washington State. It owns the Columbia Valley vineyards with the oldest vines. Oenology Chateau Ste Michelle is constantly looking for ways to perfect mix of old traditions and new technologies. The result of a long research and experiments are excellent wines that every year earn high marks from respected wine critics.


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