Chateau Ste. Michelle

Indian Wells Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.81212 ratings
8.719 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
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
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