oval shadow Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Merlot Bottle

2012 Merlot

Columbia Valley

We craft this wine to be our complex yet approachable Merlot. The wine offers aromas of black cherry, leather and spice with layers of rich dark red fruit flavors and a long, smooth, sweet finish. A touch of Syrah adds a jammy fruit character. A return to the “classic” Washington vintage red wines, 2012 brought warm, sunny days and cool evening temperatures to our Columbia Valley vineyards, creating ideal conditions for flavor development in the ripening grapes. This Merlot is a great “everyday red."

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