Category Archives: Wine

2011 Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands Monterey Co. California

$18 at Costco Warehouse 2011 Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay First thing I have to say is that I bought this wine strictly for the bottle.  I’m a sucker for cool wine bottles, or anything unusual for that matter.  This bottle is a crock.  No, not a crock like a crock of bull but an actual crock like crockery.  I… (more…)

2011 Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay, Columbia Valley

2011 Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay, Columbia Valley       This wine has a beautiful, pale yellow color with a wonderful aroma that is hard to put words to.  The best way to describe the aroma is just “ahhhh” but that doesn’t mean it is short on flavor.  Quite the opposite!  Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay has a delightful buttery oakiness that isn’t heavy… (more…)

2010 Chateau St. Michelle, Indian Wells, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

$16 2010 Chateau St. Michelle, Indian Wells, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley             This wine has a beautiful deep purple color and a fruity, spicy aroma.  The first sip strikes me as a little tannin-y but the fruitiness quickly moves you past that.  The flavors that follow are juicy blackberry, cherry, and raspberry with a peppery finish.  The tannins are relatively… (more…)