Chateau Ste Michelle "Indian Wells" Merlot 2012 (Columbia Valley, Washington)

Chateau Ste Michelle "Indian Wells" Merlot 2012
(Columbia Valley, Washington)


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Notes from the Winemaker:
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.

WINEMAKING
• Grapes were destemmed and sorted using cutting edge technology to gently handle fruit and remove any green material, allowing for more pure, concentrated fruit expression.
• Gentle pumpovers were used to extract optimal flavor and color and minimize harsh tannins.
• Aged in 51% new American and French oak barrels.

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Total acidity: 0.54g/100 ml
pH: 3.83
Blend: 86% Merlot, 14% Syrah

Ratings & Reviews

89 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"The Syrah blended in (15%) adds to the abundant blueberry and coffee aromas and flavors, with vanilla providing the accent. It's silky-soft in feel, trailing slightly toward the finish." - Sean P. Sullivan (5/1/2015)