Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot 1997

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $32.49 $14.49
Save $18.00 (55%)
Item No. 17177
  • WS88
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • WE94
  • RP91
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

The aroma has hints of cherry and plum as well as an intriguing note of orange peel. Nicely balanced on the palate, with stronger cherry and plum flavors. Its enjoyable brightness makes this one of the rare Cold Creek Merlots that rewards early consumption.

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Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley. The winery combines Old World winemaking with New World innovation and is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Chateau Ste. Michelle receives some of the highest accolades in the industry,...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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