2001 Chateau Sainte Michelle Merlot
Inviting aromas of mocha and ripe raspberry are accented by a nutty toastiness and the suggestion of cinnamon. On the palate, this Merlot offers more juicy raspberry, coupled with supple, firm tannins and a lengthy finish.
Wine.comAn elegant wine with a perfume nose, followed by black cherry, slight sweet herb and hints of vanilla. Ripe and concentrated fruit flavors are accented by mocha, coffee, and slight cedar notes in the background. Vanilla and caramel are picked up in the long finish. The Columbia Valley has earned a reputation for bright, elegant Merlot that is true to its varietal ideal. Indian Wells Vineyard consistently produces one of the region's finest examples of this popular grape. Small, dark-colored ber...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines5% Cabernet Sauvignon; 5% Cabernet Franc. If taking its time before finding real fruit in its initially muddied, faintly coffee-like nose, this clean, mid-sized Merlot offers up fairly direct cherry and raspberry flavors with a touch of oak thrown into the mix. It is less than lengthy, however, and its drops away to a dry and slightly stiff finish.
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Fellow Drync'rRating 88 average $15-20