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Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

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Wine Description

(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

(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

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    Big fruit forward, smooth. Excellent buy at Costco for $11.99. Cherry tobacco. Balanced tannins, nice finish. Good acidity.

    about 3 years
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    Very smooth, kind of like a Pinot Noir

    about 1 year
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    Bought for christmas. Good

    about 3 years
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    Dryish, slight after bite

    about 3 years
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    Excellent with fish

    about 3 years
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    Cabernet sauvignon

    about 3 years
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    Subtle but tasty.

    about 1 year
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    about 3 years
Expert Reviews
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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)