Chateau Ste. Michelle

Indian Wells Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.81017 ratings
8.815 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a great Cabernet from Washington State.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, figs, light oak, vanilla, spices, licorice, pencil lead, black pepper, dark chocolates, dark coffee, earth and leather.

Medium to full-bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and long long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blueberries, cherries, plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, herbs, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, dark chocolates and pencil lead.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Cabernet from Columbia Valley. Nicely balanced with great complexity and mouthfeel. Smooth, elegant and very tasty. This 4 year old is peaking now.

This is not an expensive wine, but with proper short term aging, it drinks wonderfully. Worth giving it a try.

Good right out of the bottle and so much better after 2 hours in a decanter.

I paired it with cheeses, nuts, dried fruits and light appetizers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$15.

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a great Cabernet from Washington State.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, figs, light oak, vanilla, spices, licorice, pencil lead, black pepper, dark chocolates, dark coffee, earth and leather.

Medium to full-bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and long long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blueberries, cherries, plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, herbs, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, dark chocolates and pencil lead.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Cabernet from Columbia Valley. Nicely balanced with great complexity and mouthfeel. Smooth, elegant and very tasty. This 4 year old is peaking now.

This is not an expensive wine, but with proper short term aging, it drinks wonderfully. Worth giving it a try.

Good right out of the bottle and so much better after 2 hours in a decanter.

I paired it with cheeses, nuts, dried fruits and light appetizers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$15.

Sep 21st, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

Tasting in the Florida heat.

Tasting in the Florida heat.

Jun 26th, 2018
Adam Kincaid

Lots of plum and baking spices. Really plump and full. It’s simple and easy, not challenging, also not incredibly rewarding but... hey, you know what: it’s tasty. A real crowd pleaser.

Lots of plum and baking spices. Really plump and full. It’s simple and easy, not challenging, also not incredibly rewarding but... hey, you know what: it’s tasty. A real crowd pleaser.

Jun 23rd, 2018
"Odedi"

It is time for my Friday's Cabernet fix. This week it's a tasty one from Washington State.


Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Nice nose of black currants, blackberries, blueberries, oak, light vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, tobacco leaf, vegetables, leather, dark chocolates, graphite, leather, earth, forest floor, green vegetables and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, smoke, chocolates, mocha, earth, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 4 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley is drinking very nicely now. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Peaking now. Showing an earthy nose and a fruity palate.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, and I used the VSpin for around 15 minutes to do the job. Great gadget indeed!

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah. Aged for 14 months in 51% new French and American Oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$18.

It is time for my Friday's Cabernet fix. This week it's a tasty one from Washington State.


Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Nice nose of black currants, blackberries, blueberries, oak, light vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, tobacco leaf, vegetables, leather, dark chocolates, graphite, leather, earth, forest floor, green vegetables and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, smoke, chocolates, mocha, earth, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 4 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley is drinking very nicely now. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Peaking now. Showing an earthy nose and a fruity palate.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, and I used the VSpin for around 15 minutes to do the job. Great gadget indeed!

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah. Aged for 14 months in 51% new French and American Oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$18.

Jun 1st, 2018
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.0

One of my favorite Ch. Ste. Michelle branded wines. Winemaker Bob McKay spends time working on this one. Refined dark intense berry-like fruit that tends to change as its poured. A slight leather action on the mouth-feel. This is a wine!! Well worth the 12 bones. $12 / 90pts

One of my favorite Ch. Ste. Michelle branded wines. Winemaker Bob McKay spends time working on this one. Refined dark intense berry-like fruit that tends to change as its poured. A slight leather action on the mouth-feel. This is a wine!! Well worth the 12 bones. $12 / 90pts

5 people found it helpfulMar 12th, 2015
Mark Salinas

Owner World and Wine Getaways

8.7

Light bodied wine on the palette. Purple in the glass. Not much on the nose other than a bit of spice. Fruity on the palette and earthy. No lingering finish.

Light bodied wine on the palette. Purple in the glass. Not much on the nose other than a bit of spice. Fruity on the palette and earthy. No lingering finish.

4 people found it helpfulApr 25th, 2015
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

8.5

The last time I tasted CSM was in the late 90's back in NJ. This wine is easy and it's not 1 sided!! I must say that I really have come to enjoy Indian Wells juice. Just what a cab should be - $13 / 89

The last time I tasted CSM was in the late 90's back in NJ. This wine is easy and it's not 1 sided!! I must say that I really have come to enjoy Indian Wells juice. Just what a cab should be - $13 / 89

4 people found it helpfulSep 25th, 2013
Mark Wong

Little hot at first sip. As other reviewers stated; gets better after getting some air. Nice wine for 15 bucks a bottle. Good every day wine. Had it with some grilled pork chops that was seasoned with paprika. Smelled alcohol on the nose but good dark fruit afterwards and not as tannic as the nose led me to think

Little hot at first sip. As other reviewers stated; gets better after getting some air. Nice wine for 15 bucks a bottle. Good every day wine. Had it with some grilled pork chops that was seasoned with paprika. Smelled alcohol on the nose but good dark fruit afterwards and not as tannic as the nose led me to think

3 people found it helpfulJul 7th, 2015
Alonso Sanchez

Este vino del estado de Washington , tiene buen aroma , leve, su sabor es subalterno, fácil de tomar y digerir , el precio se me hizo alto, lo tuve que comprar en la cena , en el restaurant de gordon Ramay el burGR , así que pague 43 dlls , se los recomiendo si pagan 15 dlls por la botella

Este vino del estado de Washington , tiene buen aroma , leve, su sabor es subalterno, fácil de tomar y digerir , el precio se me hizo alto, lo tuve que comprar en la cena , en el restaurant de gordon Ramay el burGR , así que pague 43 dlls , se los recomiendo si pagan 15 dlls por la botella

3 people found it helpfulJul 9th, 2014
Shawn Smith

Great value. Jammy and full bodied with a mildly peppery finish. Great value, smooth drinking.

Great value. Jammy and full bodied with a mildly peppery finish. Great value, smooth drinking.

2 people found it helpfulAug 14th, 2015