Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Indian Wells 2015
The Indian Wells Merlot offers ripe berry fruit aromas and jammyflavors typical of Wahluke Slope reds. This is a full bodied styleof warm climate Merlot with a round, supple finish. They added Wahluke Slope Syrah to enhance the mouthfeel and rich fruit character.
Barrel aromas are at the fore, with notes of vanilla, cocoa and milk chocolate out in front of blackberry and black cherry. The palate also mixes fruit and barrel, showing pleasing depth of flavors and intensity along with a silky texture.
Blend: 83% Merlot, 17% Syrah.