Chateau Ste. Michelle Artist Series Meritage 2014
|Region||United States, Washington, Columbia Valley|
|Brand||Chateau Ste. Michelle|
Cabernet Sauvignon makes up 73% of this wine, along with 20% Merlot, 5% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. Tightly wound aromas of wood spice, vanilla, black fruit, plum and coffee bean give way to full-bodied, palate-coating and concentrated cherry and espresso flavors that linger on the finish. The barrel influence is heavy, but it works.
Focused and a bit taut, with brooding dark berry and dried sage aromas and trim, smoky flavors. Firm tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2018.