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    Chateau Ste. Michelle Artist Series Meritage (3 Bottle Pack) 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Columbia Valley, Washington


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    Professional Ratings: 89 Wine Spectator, 89 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Columbia Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Item no. 50398

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Tasting Note: Complex black cherry, cassis, cedar and coffee aromas. Elegant cherry, blackberry and spice complemented by soft tannins. A wine of power, elegance and complexity that shows balance and structure.

    Blend: 49% cabernet sauvignon, 49% merlot, 2% cabernet franc

    Vintage: After a cool spring, the Columbia Valley enjoyed a warm, dry summer. Moderating temperatures in September slowed ripening and gave the grapes extra time on the vine to fully mature so that when it came time to pick in late September, the grapes were rich and flavorful.

    Vinification: Just over 100 lots carefully selected in the vineyard, then tended in the cellar for 18 months in new and one-year-old French oak were the chosen for 1997 Artist Series. Though all outstanding wines, only five lots were selected for the final blend to create a perfectly balanced wine with a bold impression.

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