Original
4 Ratings
Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Reserve

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2000 Vintage) Inviting aromas of black fruit blend with vanilla, violet and toasty oak notes. On the palate the Reserve Merlot is rich and full with mouth-filling flavors of cherry, vanilla and allspice. This wine is well structured with firm tannins leading to a lingering carob finish.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Nov-06.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/05.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine.
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on May-06