Top 10 wines in the US press

2011 Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Indian Wells, Columbia Valley, Washington State, US

2011 Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Indian Wells, Columbia ValleyAnother of St John’s picks was this Merlot from Chateau Ste. Michelle, describing the decision to recommend its as “close to being a no-brainer”.

He said: “Merlot is the second-most-planted red grape variety in the state (after Cabernet Sauvignon), and this exhibits all that we miss about Merlot, post-“Sideways”: chocolate-wrapped cherry, hint of mint, effusive dark red fruit character, can’t-see-’em tannins.”

Price: $19

 

4 Responses to “Top 10 wines in the US press”

  1. Rob Barnett says:

    You’d better have someone review your copy before posting…Walla Walla in Oregon?!

    2010 Buty Winery Red Blend “Rediviva of the Stones,” Walla Walla, Oregon, US

  2. Rob Barnett says:

    Same with this post…Columbia Valley in Oregon?!

    2011 Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Indian Wells, Columbia Valley, Oregon, US

  3. Damien says:

    Better still, you’d better have someone review your copy before titling it “Top 10 wines in the US press” when there are only 9!

  4. Lauren Eads says:

    Hi Damien,

    If you scroll through the story, you will find that there are 10 including the slideshow tab.

    Lauren

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