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26 Ratings
Chateau Ste. Michelle Artist Series Meritage

Wine Details

Varietal

Meritage

Style

Red

Wine Description

(1994 Vintage) This second in our Artist Series is a beautifully balanced blend of 58% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc. Winemaker Mike Januik describes the 1994 Meritage as having an aroma that's darkly sweet-with black cherry, plum, currant-yet toasty with oak. Underneath, lighthearted whispers of tobacco. He notes lots of jubilant cherry, with lively interludes of spice, more oak, and supple tannins that give the wine both back-bone and tenderness.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine.
  • Wine Advocate
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator