2008 Chateau Ste Michelle Merlot Columbia Valley Indian Wells
This is absolutely everything a merlot should be and more:
- Fruity and floral to the nose with a "come on in, this is fine" seduction;
- dark and rich;
- a soft taste full of blueberry, black plums, with a nod to something dried--this year's raisins or maybe currants;
- and on the end there is just the barest hint of pepper to make it interesting;
- the finish is incredibly, lingeringly easy.
We have only a limited supply, so snatch it up. It is too good to be left sitting on a shelf.