Chateau Ste. Michelle

Indian Wells Columbia Valley Red Blend

8.896 ratings
8.32 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Red Blend
Top Notes For
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
Frank Ken

Good red table wine.

Good red table wine.

1 person found it helpfulNov 18th, 2015
Michael B

Medium bodied. Moderate tannins. Fruit forward, finishing with vanilla and mild tobacco. Not as full bodied or complex as I usually like but an enjoyable wine.

Medium bodied. Moderate tannins. Fruit forward, finishing with vanilla and mild tobacco. Not as full bodied or complex as I usually like but an enjoyable wine.

Apr 7th, 2017
Joel McLay

Mega purple. Sad

Mega purple. Sad

Mar 31st, 2017
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim. Not showing aging yet.

A wonderful fruity nose, with blackberries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cherries, sweet strawberries, spices, herbs and peppercorn.

Full-bodied with medium acidity, long legs, smooth and elegant.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, blueberries, vegetables, green peppers, oak, herbs, vanilla, licorice, cloves and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with extremely soft tannins and peppercorn.

This is a nice red blend from Columbia Valley. Well integrated, complex and pleasurable and good by itself. Also good with chicken or pork.I paired it with a chicken flat bread, cheeses and fruits.

This 5 year old was good right out of the bottle, but became more complex after 90 minutes in a decanter, with nice and interesting earthiness, that reminds a right bank red.
Had it last year, and it felt more like a Napa Cabernet. Very interesting, isn't it?

A blend of 39% Merlot, 9% Malbec, 39% Syrah, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Grenache, 3% Petit verdot, 2% Mourvedre and 1% Cabernet Franc.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim. Not showing aging yet.

A wonderful fruity nose, with blackberries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cherries, sweet strawberries, spices, herbs and peppercorn.

Full-bodied with medium acidity, long legs, smooth and elegant.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, blueberries, vegetables, green peppers, oak, herbs, vanilla, licorice, cloves and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with extremely soft tannins and peppercorn.

This is a nice red blend from Columbia Valley. Well integrated, complex and pleasurable and good by itself. Also good with chicken or pork.I paired it with a chicken flat bread, cheeses and fruits.

This 5 year old was good right out of the bottle, but became more complex after 90 minutes in a decanter, with nice and interesting earthiness, that reminds a right bank red.
Had it last year, and it felt more like a Napa Cabernet. Very interesting, isn't it?

A blend of 39% Merlot, 9% Malbec, 39% Syrah, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Grenache, 3% Petit verdot, 2% Mourvedre and 1% Cabernet Franc.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

Jul 30th, 2016
Chris Olson

Consistent weeknight wine.

Consistent weeknight wine.

Jun 7th, 2016
Matthew Magaldi

More like sweet vanilla blend. Pretty good for value.

More like sweet vanilla blend. Pretty good for value.

May 22nd, 2016
Douglas Frye

Hess alomi was recommended but we liked this better. Easy to drink for a budget everyday wine.

Hess alomi was recommended but we liked this better. Easy to drink for a budget everyday wine.

Apr 26th, 2016
Heather Meitner

This is tasty!!! I'm a huge fan of Indian Wells cab. This is a smooth lighter version, great red blend!!

This is tasty!!! I'm a huge fan of Indian Wells cab. This is a smooth lighter version, great red blend!!

Mar 12th, 2016
Jon Nadler

Flavorful. Fruity. Not too dry.

Flavorful. Fruity. Not too dry.

Feb 1st, 2016