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2011 Chateau Ste Michelle Red Blends or Varietals "Indian Wells Red Blend"

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Indian Wells Red Blend

Winery: Chateau Ste Michelle

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Indian Wells Red Blend"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 39% Merlot, 39% Syrah, 9% Malbec, 4% Grenache, 3% Petite Verdot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Mourvedre & 1% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $18

Cases produced: 55,000

KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: December 19, 2014

Wine Review: This inky and midnight blue colored kitchen sink blend opens with a blueberry bouquet with a hint of blackberry jam. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a mild boysenberry and black plum blend with notes of delicate minerality and faint blackberry. I also detected hints of black cherry and oak as well. The finish is dry and its flavors linger for a nice amount of time. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Indian Wells Red Blend is an easy drinking red blend from warmer climate vineyards. The wine reflects the rich, round powerful style of Washington fruit, highlighting eight varietals. It is a true example of the art of blending. The wine offers jammy boysenberry flavors from the Syrah with a luscious backbone from the Merlot. This would be a great match with barbecue ribs.

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