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Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Merlot 2013


SKU 3206


The Indian Wells Merlot offers ripe berry fruit aromas and jammy flavors typical of Wahluke Slope reds from Eastern Washington. 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. The 2013 growing season was warm and consistent throughout, perfect for ripening fruit into intense color and flavor. This hearty merlot is an ideal pairing with pasta.
Category Red Wine
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Brand Chateau Ste. Michelle
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorDesignation Smart Buys. Focused, with firm tannins on a pliable frame, supporting dark berry, licorice and chocolate flavors. Lingers deftly on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2021. 42,060 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, June 15, 2016
  • we88

Wine EnthusiastBarrel aromas of vanilla, coconut and toast are at the fore followed by luxurious coffee and plum flavors that linger. Grainy tannins back it all up.

Sean Sullivan, March 1, 2016