Ste. Chapelle 2012 Gem State Red, Snake River Valley, $12

By on July 12, 2014

ste-chapelle-gem-state-red-nv-bottleBest Buy! This approachable blend of Merlot (59%) and Syrah is brimming with purple notes of Italian plums, blackberry and blueberry, along with lilac, mint, cocoa powder, a wet county road and savory hints of Salisbury steak. Purple fruit plays its way on the palate that’s lively with acidity yet not bound up by tannin. Suggested pairings include prime rib, lamb, stew or a Salisbury steak.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 1,502 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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