Chateau Ste. Michelle

Indian Wells Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.81351 ratings
8.827 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

This 4 year old Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon is always tasty.

Easy drinking, bold and fruit forward with black fruits and chocolate notes.

Full-bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

A great wine to finish the evening with.

Good by itself as a sipping wine.

91 points.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

This 4 year old Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon is always tasty.

Easy drinking, bold and fruit forward with black fruits and chocolate notes.

Full-bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

A great wine to finish the evening with.

Good by itself as a sipping wine.

91 points.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

Apr 19th, 2020
"Odedi"

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State.

Full bodied with nice restraint.

Still shows some alcohol, which will probably go away in a year or two.

Dry on the palate with blackberries black currants cooked cherries cedar leather earth vanilla chocolate notes and peppercorn.

Very enjoyable by itself.

Nice finish with firm tannins.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (30 minutes).

Will be good in the next 5 years.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State.

Full bodied with nice restraint.

Still shows some alcohol, which will probably go away in a year or two.

Dry on the palate with blackberries black currants cooked cherries cedar leather earth vanilla chocolate notes and peppercorn.

Very enjoyable by itself.

Nice finish with firm tannins.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (30 minutes).

Will be good in the next 5 years.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

Mar 8th, 2020
"Odedi"

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.

$16.

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.

$16.

Jan 15th, 2020
Sofia Horvath

I’m really digging Washington cabs right now. Very good.

I’m really digging Washington cabs right now. Very good.

Dec 9th, 2018
"Odedi"

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix Here is a nice one from Columbia Valley.

A pretty color of dark purple with a wide purplish rim.

Light nose of blackberries, black plums, black cherries, vanilla, spices, peppercorn, light vegetables, pencil lead, tobacco, dark chocolates, mocha and earth.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, sweet cherries, wood, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, vanilla, earth, coffee cola, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is starting to drink nicely, although a few years in the bottle would be a good idea.

A little light on the nose even after 2 hours of airtime. Spicy with mild complexity, a great mouthfeel and nice balance.

Good right out of the bottle and good for parties. A good sipping wine too.

Aged for 20 months in French and American oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$18.

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix Here is a nice one from Columbia Valley.

A pretty color of dark purple with a wide purplish rim.

Light nose of blackberries, black plums, black cherries, vanilla, spices, peppercorn, light vegetables, pencil lead, tobacco, dark chocolates, mocha and earth.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, sweet cherries, wood, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, vanilla, earth, coffee cola, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is starting to drink nicely, although a few years in the bottle would be a good idea.

A little light on the nose even after 2 hours of airtime. Spicy with mild complexity, a great mouthfeel and nice balance.

Good right out of the bottle and good for parties. A good sipping wine too.

Aged for 20 months in French and American oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$18.

Nov 23rd, 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