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2008 Chateau Ste Michelle Merlot "Indian Wells"

Chateau Ste Michelle 2008 Indian Wells Merlot

Winery: Chateau Ste Michelle

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Indian Wells"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 78% Merlot, 18% Syrah, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 2% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $18

Cases produced: 42,800

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: September 16, 2011

Wine Review: This wine opens with a mild black raspberry bouquet with a hint of oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a gentle blueberry with pleasant integrated oak and mild pomegranate. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are well managed and linger nicely. This wine would pair well with Theresa's meatloaf. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Indian Wells Merlot offers ripe berry fruit aromas and jammy flavors typical of Wahluke Slope reds. This is a full bodied style of warm climate Merlot with a round, supple finish. We added Wahluke Slope syrah to enhance the mouthfeel and rich fruit character. I call this my pasta wine!

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