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2018 Limited Release Block 9 Merlot

Our 2018 Block Nine Merlot plays with a chip on its shoulder! It’s a perfect example of why Merlot from Washington State is so distinctively delicious! The palate is dense and richly textured due to signature mouth-filling tannins. Alluring layers of sweet cherry compote and mocha round out the palate.
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750 ml
$55.00
$44.00

Tasting Notes

Our 2018 Block Nine Merlot plays with a chip on its shoulder! It’s a perfect example of why Merlot from Washington State is so distinctively delicious! The palate is dense and richly textured due to signature mouth-filling tannins. Alluring layers of sweet cherry compote and mocha round out the palate.

WINE ANALYSIS

Blend:
89 % Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Syrah
Aging:
Aged for 21 months in 49% new French and 51% neutral French oak.
Alcohol:
14.9%
TA:
0.52 g/100mL
F:
Grapes were destemmed and sorted with a cutting-edge grape receiving and separation system designed to gently deliver fruit to the fermenters. Each individual fermentation tank is tasted daily to evaluate the development of the tannins and structure.

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WINE ORDERS

Please allow up to 3 business days for your order to be charged and processed, plus the estimated shipping time frame for the shipping method chosen.

DELIVERY

Delivery is available within the United States only at this time. For specific state delivery inquiries please contact our concierge or visit our shipping policy page.

Our Promise

At Chateau Ste. Michelle, we are just as devoted to superior customer service as we are to producing quality wines. Whether you're shopping with us online, by phone or at our wine shop, you can count on our helpful Concierge team to answer any questions you might have along the way.

Shipping & Service

We cannot ship to these states due to restrictions.
Below are the states we can ship to, as noted in green.
  • Alaska
  • Arizona(12 cases/year)
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut(25 bottles/62 days)
  • District of Columbia(1 case/month)
  • Florida(permitted only to certain wet areas)
  • Georgia(12 cases/year)
  • Hawaii(6 cases/year)
  • Idaho(24 cases/year)
  • Illinois(12 cases/year)
  • Iowa
  • Kansas(12 cases/year)
  • Maine(12 cases/year - no products under 750mL)
  • Maryland(18 cases/household/year)
  • Massachusetts(12 cases/year)
  • Minnesota(2 cases/year)
  • Missouri(2 cases/month)
  • Montana(18 cases/year)
  • Nebraska(1 case/month)
  • Nevada(12 cases/year)
  • New Hampshire(12 cases/year - permitted only to certain wet areas)
  • New Mexico(2 cases/month)
  • New York(36 cases/year - permitted only to certain wet areas)
  • North Carolina(2 cases/month)
  • North Dakota(3 cases/month)
  • Oregon(5 cases/month)
  • Pennsylvania(36 cases/year)
  • South Carolina(2 cases/month)
  • South Dakota(12 cases/year - limited products available)
  • Tennessee(1 case/month - up to 3 cases/year)
  • Texas(45 bottles/month - up to 181 bottles/year)
  • Vermont(12 cases/year)
  • Virginia(2 cases/month)
  • Washington
  • West Virginia(2 cases/month)
  • Wisconsin(12 cases/year)

To ensure weather temperature variances do not impact the quality of your wine, orders are shipped Mon-Wed for ground and 2-day, and Mon-Thu for overnight. Contact us in advance for orders that need to go out the same day. Adult signature required. LEARN MORE