Chateau Ste Michelle is an American winery, situated in Washington state. The wines from this area are becoming quite well-known and are carving out a name for themselves. The vineyards have been in existence since the repeal of prohibition.
The wine we are reviewing is a 2011 Merlot, purchased at the Real Canadian Liquor Store here in Calgary, and is reasonably price at below $20.00. We paired it with a Montreal spice chicken breast and sweet potato, all off the barbecue, and it was excellent.
To be truthful, I consider this purchase to be a steal and highly recommend it to our friends and readers. Typical of Merlot, it was light and flavorful, with minimal earthiness. A very good pair to the spiced breasts. There are hints of black cherry and some definite spiciness There are many fruit flavors and it has a good finish. In addition to pairing with food, it is very suitable for plain old every day sipping.
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