Chateau Ste. Michelle

Indian Wells Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.81463 ratings
8.831 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"

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
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
Andrew Schirmer

Not our style. Left unrated.

Not our style. Left unrated.

2 people found it helpfulApr 29th, 2019
Trevar Ondiek

Wine night with josephine and Maureen !

Wine night with josephine and Maureen !

1 person found it helpfulSep 17th, 2021
"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.

1 person found it helpfulApr 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.

1 person found it helpfulMar 8th, 2020
"Odedi"

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

Fruity nose with black currants, black plums, cherry pie, spices, oak, vanilla, mint, chocolates, dark coffee, black pepper, earth and leather.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, light vegetables, vanilla, licorice, herbs, beef jerky, dark chocolates and coffee.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Washington Cabernet Sauvignon is always enjoyable. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. I really liked the length on the finish.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (one hour), and shows the complexity.

Drinking very nicely now and will be better in a couple of years.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$18.

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

Fruity nose with black currants, black plums, cherry pie, spices, oak, vanilla, mint, chocolates, dark coffee, black pepper, earth and leather.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, light vegetables, vanilla, licorice, herbs, beef jerky, dark chocolates and coffee.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Washington Cabernet Sauvignon is always enjoyable. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. I really liked the length on the finish.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (one hour), and shows the complexity.

Drinking very nicely now and will be better in a couple of years.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$18.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 5th, 2019