Dark in color with a mild black cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with black cherries coming through. On the medium length finish the wine displays some firm tannins and acidity. If your looking for a soft merlot, ehhhh look elsewhere. This is more of a cab than a merlot. I would give it an -88. Not a bad wine, but not a merlot IMHO.
From the LCBO web site:
Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot 2015 — VINTAGES#: 486936
STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity
Raspberry, cocoa, coffee and vanilla aromas lead to plump, focused fruit flavors. It’s both appealing and quite varietally correct. For those looking for a quality value Merlot, look no further. Score – 89. (Sean P. Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 1, 2017) $21.95
Release Date:May 12, 2018
Alcohol/Vol 13.8% Made in: Washington, USA By: Chat Ste Michelle Sugar Content:5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry