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Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
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Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) Ripe grapes were destemmed and inoculated with various strains of yeast to maximize complexity. Gentle pumpovers during fermentation were used to extract color and flavor and produce soft, supple tannins. Aged 14 months in American and French oak, 32% new

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) Our goal with the Columbia Valley Cabernet is to highlight concentrated Washington red fruit in an accessible style. This is our inviting Cab with plenty of complexity and structure with silky tannins. It’s also very versatile with food–try it with beef, pork or pasta.

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    Pretty good after it opened up for 10 minutes. A bit more acidic than I like, but good.

    almost 2 years
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    had at Xmas 2011 pretty good

    almost 2 years
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    almost 2 years
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    The family formula is also evident in this bottling, and, while the obvious tannins are held in check until the very end, the all-too-quiet fruit is similarly played as an extra in the cast and makes but a brief appearance. The wine would serve in a pinch, but there are better choices elsewhere.
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