Wine Advocate 90 points - For thoughts on Chateau Ste Michelle’s uniqueness and recent evolution, consult my extensive April, 2013 text designed to introduce recent tasting notes. Bitter-edged herbs, licorice, and smoky black tea are the predominant accompaniments to sappy dark berry fruit in Ste Michelle’s 2007 Meritage Artist Series, on whose substantial, finely-tannic palate deep notes of dark chocolate and potting soil emerge. Petit Verdot can be pretty darned efficacious, so I suspect that its 5% share may go some way toward explaining the wine’s strongly pungent herbal cast. It finishes with intensity and persistence, promising at least 2-3 more years of satisfaction. (Mar 2013)
Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Artist Series Meritage red wine celebrates the inspired
collaboration between artisan winemaking and fine art. This 13th vintage of Artist
Series Meritage showcases the work of Bobbie Burgers from British Columbia. Bobbie
studied in France and returns often to recapture the life, light and spirit of Provence in
her painting. Her powerful botanicals and luscious still lifes are large scale, intensely
alive landscapes that focus on sumptuous color and wild movement.