110 Ratings
Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Columbia Valley

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(2004 Vintage) Chateau Ste. Michelle is Washington state’s Founding Winery, with some of the oldest and most acclaimed vineyards in the Columbia Valley. Built on the 1912 estate owned by Seattle lumber baron Frederick Stimson, the winery’s roots date back to the Repeal of Prohibition, when the Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company were formed. The winery combines Old World winemaking tradition with New World innovation and is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a serious yet approachable Merlot, showing complex aromas of read more...black cherries, red liquorice and a touch of cedar. Sweet fruit on the mid-palate, with a lingering cherry finish. (hide)