2012 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
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334 Ratings
2012 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

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.

We craft our Columbia Valley Cabernet to highlight concentrated Washington red fruit in an accessible style. This is an inviting Cab with plenty of complexity and structure with silky tannins.

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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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.

We craft our Columbia Valley Cabernet to highlight concentrated Washington red fruit in an accessible style. This is an inviting Cab with plenty of complexity and structure with silky tannins.

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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    My favorite go to wine for minimum open time to drink. I buy it at my local Sams Club, can't beat that convenience. Just vent by the glass in my Vinturi Aerator & game on!

    4 months
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    Solid. Most of Washington state produces good to world class wines; Hidden gems that should be sought out include this one.

    4 months
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    My favorite everyday cab. Great for the price. I buy at my Target on sale for $9.99. Regularly priced at $13.99. Love it!

    3 months
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    Slight oak , softer tannins, some dark berries, medium body

    about 1 month
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    wine crumbles stuck to side very good but not perfect

    7 months
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    A bit sweet, a touch of fizz, bought at Costco USA

    8 months
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    Well balanced Cab Sauv with a perfect price point

    about 1 year
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    Had this wine in universal Florida at Vinos rest

    8 months
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    Viel Geschmack, guter Abgang, sehr bekömmlich

    9 months
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    Great wine, great price at Costco, USA.

    8 months
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    not too sweet, 10.5 % alc. by vol. ^.^

    6 months
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    nice solid dry taste. good bouquet

    7 months
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    Silky, chalky, earthy

    about 1 month
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    vanilla, oak, berries

    7 months
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    Cabernet sauvignon

    5 months
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    Great with chicken

    12 months
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    Sweet aftertaste

    about 1 year
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    OK. Oct. 2011

    7 months
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    very good!

    7 months
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    very dry

    7 months
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    Fruity

    9 months
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    5 months
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    6 months
Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 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
    (From 2000 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2000 Vintage)
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 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
    (From 2002 Vintage)