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Chateau Ste. Michelle 'Indian Wells' Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: United States, Washington, Columbia Valley

Vintage: 2010

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Winery: Chateau Ste. Michelle
Type of Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Red
Price: $17

Description: “The Indian Wells Cabernet is our warm climate ripe, jammy Cabernet. The 2005 bottling is no exception. The wine exudes sweet blackberry pie and vanilla aromas and flavors with loads of complexity. This is our big bold, obvious Cabernet and after just two vintages, it has quickly become a fan favorite. Wonderful Cab from such esteemed growers as Indian Wells, Jones, Washington Fruit and even Cold Creek Vineyard are woven together with a little Syrah to make a wine that says boldly ‘I’m from Washington.’ Meant to enjoy in its youth, try it with shish kabobs, a flat iron steak or even with a nibble of dark chocolate.” -Bob Bertheau, Head Winemaker

Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington state with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley. The winery’‘s roots date back to after the Repeal of Prohibition, when the Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company were formed in 1934. They merged in 1954 to form American Wine Growers and produced mostly fortified sweet wines. In 1967, American Wine Growers began a new line of premium vinifera wines called “Ste. Michelle Vintners” under the direction of legendary California winemaker and consultant Andre Tchelistcheff. Ste. Michelle Vintners planted its first vines at its Cold Creek Vineyard in Eastern Washington in 1972. In 1976 Ste. Michelle Vintners built a French style Chateau in Woodinville, outside of Seattle, and changed its name to Chateau Ste. Michelle to reflect its new facility. Today, Chateau Ste. Michelle is not only recognized for pioneering vinifera grape growing in the Columbia Valley, but is also a leader in modern day viticultural research. The Chateau Ste. Michelle’‘s has a diverse collection of premium Washington wines, which includes Columbia Valley wines styled to bring out the varietal character of the region; Single Vineyard wines to epitomize the terroir of our best vineyards; and our Artist Series meritage, a special Bordeaux-style blend, crafted for power and longevity.

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Paul W. Giese

Paul W. Giese / EducatorSommelierWine Pro

Classification: Red; Smell: Spicy; Taste: Spicy; Body: Medium-Full; Finish: Medium;

A great buy for the money. This wine can be enjoyed early, and goes well with a juicy well seasoned steak. Full of spicy notes and berry flavors, the medium finish makes it a wine that is enjoyed wi... Read more

reviewed 7 years 10 months 1 days ago

Cary W Giese

Cary W Giese / Wine ProEnthusiast

A wine priced at $18 that we found for $13 on sale. It's young and slightly tannic now, has hints of vanilla, the nose is full of the fruit. We drank it without food but look forward to pairing it wit... Read more

reviewed 7 years 11 months 25 days ago