85%
of 1,136
would buy again
85%
of 1,136
About this rating

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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2016

85% of 1,136

2015

85% of 1,303

Michaud Merlot Columbia Valley 2016

85%
of 1,136
would buy again
85%
of 1,136
About this rating

These ratings are calculated from customer feedback on wines that they picked out and paid for. You can also see how the wine was rated during previous vintages or at different prices.

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2016

85% of 1,136

2015

85% of 1,303

Market Price
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  • Columbia Crest 2015 Four Feathers Merlot 2015

    Sold by columbiacrest.com

    $40.00

    (As of 06/04/2019)

  • 2016 Estate Merlot - Walla Walla Valley 2016

    Sold by lecole.com

    $36.00

    (As of 06/04/2019)

  • 2016 Estate Red Mountain Merlot 2016

    Sold by kionawine.com

    $25.00

    (As of 06/04/2019)

$33.66

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$11.99

Market Price
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Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

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  • Columbia Crest 2015 Four Feathers Merlot 2015

    Sold by columbiacrest.com

    $40.00

    (As of 06/04/2019)

  • 2016 Estate Merlot - Walla Walla Valley 2016

    Sold by lecole.com

    $36.00

    (As of 06/04/2019)

  • 2016 Estate Red Mountain Merlot 2016

    Sold by kionawine.com

    $25.00

    (As of 06/04/2019)

$33.66

Angels Angel Price

$11.99

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Michaud Merlot Columbia Valley 2016

85%
of 1,136
would buy again
85%
of 1,136
About this rating

These ratings are calculated from customer feedback on wines that they picked out and paid for. You can also see how the wine was rated during previous vintages or at different prices.

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2016

85% of 1,136

2015

85% of 1,303

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of wines sold at other companies, that have received the same customer ratings or awards from third parties.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Columbia Crest 2015 Four Feathers Merlot 2015

    Sold by columbiacrest.com

    $40.00

    (As of 06/04/2019)

  • 2016 Estate Merlot - Walla Walla Valley 2016

    Sold by lecole.com

    $36.00

    (As of 06/04/2019)

  • 2016 Estate Red Mountain Merlot 2016

    Sold by kionawine.com

    $25.00

    (As of 06/04/2019)

$33.66

Angels Angel Price

$11.99

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of wines sold at other companies, that have received the same customer ratings or awards from third parties.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Columbia Crest 2015 Four Feathers Merlot 2015

    Sold by columbiacrest.com

    $40.00

    (As of 06/04/2019)

  • 2016 Estate Merlot - Walla Walla Valley 2016

    Sold by lecole.com

    $36.00

    (As of 06/04/2019)

  • 2016 Estate Red Mountain Merlot 2016

    Sold by kionawine.com

    $25.00

    (As of 06/04/2019)

$33.66

Angels Angel Price

$11.99

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About the wine

Merlot is the star of Columbia Valley - the Michauds are here to prove it
  • So velvety and smooth, you’ll think it’s melted chocolate – and flavors like blueberries, warm vanilla and spice round this silky red out perfectly.

  • Columbia Valley lends itself to producing red wines full of structure and ripe fruitiness – making this Merlot a perfect match for a juicy summer burger.

  • The Michauds take pride in crafting delectable Pacific Northwest wines, and this Merlot is no exception. Thanks to your support, they honed their Washington winemaking mastery into making this sultry red – yours for an unbeatable deal.

Best before
I love it right now, it opens with such nice fruit and roundness that I find it to be drinking well. I tend to enjoy my wines most around 5 years old and I think this one is going to continue to drink well into that time frame. I prefer the bright fruit a young wine has so tend to drink them young.

Serving advice
It will probably benefit from decanting or some aeration in the first year. Once wines are bottled they can go through a period of adjustment, so it is usually beneficial to let them breathe a little.

Food match
Lots of food options out there to pair with a nice Merlot. Because the wine has softer tannins but nice bold fruit it is a pretty versatile wine. You could always go with a roasted chicken, but I thought a nice Lamb Burger would be a great pairing with this vintage. Caramelized vegetables like squash or red peppers might be another option.

Columbia Valley

Merlot

Smooth Red

14.6% ABV

750ml

Meet the winemaker - Justin & Katy Michaud

  • Katy and Justin Michaud are two of Washington's most talented young winemakers – the folks behind award-winning wines at Canoe Ridge, Kim Crawford, Covey Run and Coyote Canyon.

  • They’ve had huge success individually - and thanks to Angels, this husband-wife duo are creating their own wines together (for the first time ever!) They’re psyched to join forces and introduce more spectacular cool-climate wines to Angels across the US.

  • Washington produces vibrant, fruit-driven wines that you just can't capture in California – the moment we tasted Katy and Justin's wines we knew we were onto something that would give Napa a run for its money!

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