According to Wine Spectator - Supple and ripe, displaying coffee and exotic spice overtones to the dark berry flavors. Finishes softly and with gentle intensity. Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and others. Drink now through 2016.
According to Wine Enthusiast - A new addition to the popular Indian Wells line, this consists of 60% Merlot, 28% Syrah and splashes of five other grapes. The Merlot, not surprisingly, dominates. Pretty and round, it has a soft, almost pillowy texture, with an easy, accessible mouthfeel.
According to Wine Advocate - Mint chocolate-covered cherry and red raspberry are inform a sappy, slightly rustically-textured palate leading to a bittersweet, herb-tinged finish with a noticeably tannic edge but also a genuine sense of lift. I would plan to enjoy it over the next couple of years. (Abbreviated)
Winemakers Notes - This new Indian Wells Red Blend is an easy drinking, yet well structured wine from mostly warmer climate vineyards. The wine reflects the rich, round, powerful style of Washington fruit, highlighting seven varietals. It is a true example of the art of blending. The wine offers jammy boysenberry flavors from the Syrah with a luscious backbone from the Merlot. The other varieties add the “spices” that all winemakers love to work with.
This would be a great match with barbecue ribs.
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Varietal/Type Red Wines Unique gtin 796363001227 Brand Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards Size No Rating No
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