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2003 Chateau Ste Michelle Merlot "Indian Wells"

Chateau Ste Michelle 2003 Merlot Indian Wells

Winery: Chateau Ste Michelle

Vintage: 2003

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Indian Wells"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 77% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Syrah, & 2% Sangiovese

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $17

Cases produced: 35,500

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: September 26, 2007

Wine Review: A group of us recently enjoyed this wine at an anniversary party. This almost black wine opens with a blackberry bouquet and exhibits definitive black olive aromas as well. In the mouth, this medium bodied wine is round, has forward, and lively spicy red current like flavors that are influenced by some oak. The finish is dry and lingers a bit before fading. This is a fun wine that would pair nicely with a big juicy burger. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: "This is a lush and fleshy Merlot loaded with jammy, blackberry flavors that are characteristic of warm climate Wahluke Slope fruit. The 2003 Indian Wells Merlot is a fruit driven, New World style wine."

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