Chateau Ste. Michelle

Indian Wells Columbia Valley Red Blend

8.8389 ratings
8.813 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Columbia Valley, Washington, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruit and oaky notes. On the palate flavors of cherry and blackberry with notes of cacao and oak. Fine tannins, full body, finished about medium and had plenty of character.

Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Columbia Valley, Washington, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruit and oaky notes. On the palate flavors of cherry and blackberry with notes of cacao and oak. Fine tannins, full body, finished about medium and had plenty of character.

Dec 16th, 2021
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

8.8

In really good shape for being 7 years old. Refined elegant tannins layered throughout.

In really good shape for being 7 years old. Refined elegant tannins layered throughout.

Feb 6th, 2019
Kellie Dolan

Dark sour cherry and berry notes and whips of vanilla. The finish is moderate with bite of tannins and acid that mellows nicely with food.

Dark sour cherry and berry notes and whips of vanilla. The finish is moderate with bite of tannins and acid that mellows nicely with food.

2 people found it helpfulOct 24th, 2015
Jeremy Drum

Really nice currants and fresh tobacco leaves rich and jammy and lasts with good silky tannin structure.

Really nice currants and fresh tobacco leaves rich and jammy and lasts with good silky tannin structure.

2 people found it helpfulJul 2nd, 2014
"Odedi"

Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black cherries, strawberries, figs, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, pencil lead, beef jerky, light chocolates and peppercorn. A very nice nose.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light coffee and black pepper.

Tangy finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Washington red blend is very enjoyable. Nicely balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Easy drinking, fruity and tasty.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 60 minutes of airtime. Will be better in a year or two, as it becomes more complex.

A good wine to sip on by the porch, and good for parties too. Just delicious.

A blend of 46% Syrah, 32% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 6% Grenache, 4% Mourvèdre, 2% Viognier and 2% Cinsaut. Aged for 20 months in 51% New French and American oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$18.

Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black cherries, strawberries, figs, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, pencil lead, beef jerky, light chocolates and peppercorn. A very nice nose.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light coffee and black pepper.

Tangy finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Washington red blend is very enjoyable. Nicely balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Easy drinking, fruity and tasty.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 60 minutes of airtime. Will be better in a year or two, as it becomes more complex.

A good wine to sip on by the porch, and good for parties too. Just delicious.

A blend of 46% Syrah, 32% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 6% Grenache, 4% Mourvèdre, 2% Viognier and 2% Cinsaut. Aged for 20 months in 51% New French and American oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$18.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 17th, 2019
Frank Ken

Good red table wine.

Good red table wine.

1 person found it helpfulNov 18th, 2015
Mark Salinas

Owner World and Wine Getaways

9.3

One of my favorite red blends!

One of my favorite red blends!

1 person found it helpfulJul 17th, 2015
Austin Beeman

Herbal red fruit. Lush smoky rich simple. $20

Herbal red fruit. Lush smoky rich simple. $20

Jun 4th, 2014
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.0

Oh well this is not bad!?! Great nose and actually seems inviting on the first taste. But 3 to four tastes and it seems a little 2 sided and not much more complex. Still...at 13 bones...sure! $12 / 88pts Youngs206

Oh well this is not bad!?! Great nose and actually seems inviting on the first taste. But 3 to four tastes and it seems a little 2 sided and not much more complex. Still...at 13 bones...sure! $12 / 88pts Youngs206

Jan 6th, 2014
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.6

Tree-trimming with a very glugable under-$20 Washington wine from Chateau Ste Michelle.

Tree-trimming with a very glugable under-$20 Washington wine from Chateau Ste Michelle.

Dec 25th, 2013