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Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Merlot

Columbia Valley Merlot

£16.50

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Size: 75cl

Optn: 2017 Red

  • This complex yet approachable Merlot offers aromas of black cherry, leather and spice with layers of rich, dark red fruit flavours and a long, smooth, sweet finish
  • Blended with just a touch of Syrah which helps transform this everyday red into something out of the ordinary
  • Red, Richly Textured and Full-Bodied wine from the Washington State area of the USA

Brief Description

 

Tasting Notes

This Colombia Valley Merlot from Chateau Ste Michelle is dark and sultry in the glass, with an alluring aroma of juicy plums, grilled steak and toasted oak, all deliciously melded together.

In the mouth it has all the lovely succulence you expect of a Merlot, yet with superb, savoury, 'grown up' complexity.

Easy and delicious, a dark chocolate density and richness, and no hard edges.

About

Columbia Valley vineyards lie in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains and receive just 6-8 inches of rainfall annually. Warm, sunny days and cool evening temperatures create ideal conditions for intense aroma and flavor development in the ripening grapes.

A northerly latitude gives the Columbia Valley roughly two more hours of sunlight daily during the peak-growing season than California, increasing the region’s ability to ripen fruit.

The ripe grapes were de-stemmed and inoculated with various strains of yeast to maximise complexity. Gentle pump-overs during fermentation were used to extract colour and flavour, and to produce soft, supple tannins.

The wine was then oak aged for 14 months.

Ideal with...

Roast beef, lamb, grilled salmon and hearty pastas.

Specifications

ABV: 13.50

Country: United States


Vintage: 2017

Wine Colour: Red

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Delivery Information

We can ship Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Merlot to all UK mainland addresses.

If you're delivery address is local (Eccleston, and most of the St Helens area) we will deliver on the same day you order. Alternatively, you can choose to collect it from our shop.

All other UK mainland deliveries are shipped out either the same day or next day (click here for cut off times and delivery charges) on a 24 hour courier service.

Age Restriction

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