Chateau Ste. Michelle

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Indian Wells Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Dark ruby/Inky in color with a short reddish rim.

Great fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, mocha, coffee, black pepper, earth and light vegetables.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, earth, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha and coke.

Nice spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 5 year old Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon is always enjoyable. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity, but good right out of the bottle.

Wine Spectator 90 points.

This is a very nice wine for under $20.

I paired it with a cheese plate and fresh fruits.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 8 days ago

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Chateau Ste. Michelle

Harvest Select Columbia Valley Sweet Riesling 2015

Sweet with a back taste that is pleasant. Very good taste. One of the best riesling I’ve had — 12 days ago

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Indian Wells Columbia Valley Merlot 2015

It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here's a nicely priced one from Washington State.

Dark ruby in color with a cloudy reddish /brick rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, cooked plums, raisins, dried fruits, oak, spices, vanilla, peppercorn, light vegetables, pencil lead, light alcohol, chocolates, herbs and light earth.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Medium length on the finish with fine tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a nice Merlot from Washington State. Big and fruit forward with nice complexity, now. A good sipping wine and good for parties.

Showing a tangy finish with nice spices.

Needed an hour in a decanter to open up properly, so take your time.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 21 days ago

Daniel P., Alex and 19 others liked this

Domaine Ste. Michelle

Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend


Very good, no off notes.
— 22 days ago

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Columbia Valley Riesling

Great reisling but it’s a bit too sweet for me. Eat with something very dry — a month ago

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Artist Series Red Blend 2012

Very good wine. Reminds of Sonoma terroir. Has a new world style with nice nods to traditional French blends. Elegant — 5 days ago

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Columbia Valley Gewürztraminer

Tried the 2017 and it is delicious. Very light, fruit forward. Sweet crispness. Very enjoyable. Very aromatic, hint of clove. — 7 days ago

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Domaine Font de Michelle

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1999

Appearance is somewhat brickish and cloudy. Has thrown off some sediment. Nose is a bit reserved, with some notes of lavender, menthol and hoisin. Took a little time to settle down and open up but once it did it was a very nice, classic CDP. It won’t improve from here but showing well - drink up over next 2-3 years if you have any. — 12 days ago

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Bruce Baldinger

Bruce Baldinger



Clos Ste. Hune Alsace Riesling 2007

What a wine... in perfect acid to alcohol equilibrium... very long aftertaste — 17 days ago

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