424 Ratings
Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
$12.97 USD
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Wine Description

(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.

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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2002 Vintage) 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.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2002 Vintage)
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2000 Vintage) 14% Cabernet Franc; 1% Syrah. Tasting all too much like the inexpensive wine that it is, Chateau Ste. Michelle's basic bottling is on the skimpy side with respect to fruit and comes up thin, blunt and a little too dry in the mouth.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (2000 Vintage)