2002 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
325 Ratings
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325 Ratings
2002 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Wine Description

(From 2008 Vintage) Spice -- a hint of tobacco, a hint of milk chocolate -- gives way to a ripe set of fruit flavors in this big shouldered, thoroughly seductive red. This texture is driven by fine, peppery tannins, which stem the tide of ripe, plummy fruit, giving the wine a touch of elegance even as it remains irresistible.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) Spice -- a hint of tobacco, a hint of milk chocolate -- gives way to a ripe set of fruit flavors in this big shouldered, thoroughly seductive red. This texture is driven by fine, peppery tannins, which stem the tide of ripe, plummy fruit, giving the wine a touch of elegance even as it remains irresistible.

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

    6 months
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    had at Xmas 2011 pretty good

    6 months
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Expert Reviews
  • 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.