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WineUp Wine Merchants USD 15.29 750ml

Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Indian Wells 2009

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Dunkles Purpur. Intensives Bouquet nach reifen Zwetschgen, Heidelbeeren, feine Edelholznoten, Kirschtabak und Holundergelee. Im Gaumen saftig, viel blaue Beeren, Giandujanougat und eine herrliche, an Kandis erinnernde Fruchtsüsse im ganz feinen Extrakt, samtiges, kakaortiges Tannin endet in ein langes Finale mit edlem Black Curranttouch. Ein Klassewein zu einem Superpreis.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle:
  You’d be hard-pressed (just like the grapes!) to find a more influential winery than Chateau Ste. Michelle. It’s Washington State’s oldest winery, getting its start when Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company merged in 1954 to form the American Wine Growers. From there, they created a premium line of vinifera wines in 1967 called “Ste. Michelle ... Read more
  You’d be hard-pressed (just like the grapes!) to find a more influential winery than Chateau Ste. Michelle. It’s Washington State’s oldest winery, getting its start when Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company merged in 1954 to form the American Wine Growers. From there, they created a premium line of vinifera wines in 1967 called “Ste. Michelle Vintners,” under the direction of Andre Tchelistcheff, which is where Ste. Michelle really took off. Their first vines were planted at the now-legendary Cold Creek Vineyard in Eastern Washington in 1972. When a French style chateau was built in Woodinville by Ste. Michelle Vintners in 1976, the winery finally became known as Chateau Ste. Michelle. The terroir is very important for Chateau Ste. Michelle. Columbia Valley isn’t just important because they have over 3,500 acres under vine there - they love the land, and they even helped to make it recognized as an American Viticulture Area (AVA). Columbia Valley produces more Riesling than any other American region, and Chateau Ste. Michelle leads that charge as the leading North American Riesling producer. Chateau Ste. Michelle is known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, but it didn’t become great magically. They actually have two separate wineries, one for making whites, and another for making reds, which allows them to have complete control of the process. In fact, they’re so serious about the difference that they have dedicated winemakers for each color. While Bob Bertheau is their head winemaker who oversees all wine, Joshua Maloney oversees only the red wines, and Wendy Stuckey cares for the white. This allows Chateau Ste. Michelle to consistently create world-class wines that never fail to surprise judges. Read less

External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Indian Wells

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Candied blackberries, waxy dark cherries, spices, tar, and licorice make up the mouth-watering aromatics of the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Indian Wells. This outstanding wine, which is produced in Bordeaux-like quantities (21,000 cases) is sultry, decadent, and intense. Its suave personality slathers the palate with lush, broad waves of black fruits and tar. Bertheau, who believes, as I do, that texture is paramount in great wines, should be proud of this effortrsquo;s sensual mouthfeel and supple finish. It may not be complex but boy what pleasure it delivers! Drink this terrific value over the next 5 years.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/21/2012

Dunkles Purpur. Intensives Bouquet nach reifen Zwetschgen, Heidelbeeren, feine Edelholznoten, Kirschtabak und Holundergelee. Im Gaumen saftig, viel blaue Beeren, Giandujanougat und eine herrliche, an Kandis erinnernde Fruchtsüsse im ganz feinen Extrakt, samtiges, kakaortiges Tannin endet in ein langes Finale mit edlem Black Curranttouch. Ein Klassewein zu einem Superpreis.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Ripe, soft and generous, appealing for its earth-scented currant flavors, finishing with a firm layer of tannins. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Polished, round and generous, offering a plush mouthful of blackberry, cherry and mint flavors that ride easily over fine tannins through the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Fresh and vibrant, offering a plush mouthful of currant, cherry, and roasted beet flavors, finishing with a distinct note of toasted marshmallow. This has depth and lingers gracefully. Drink now through 2018.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This should prove to be quite popular, as itrsquo;s loaded with blackberry and sweet black cherry fruit flavors. It carries the fruit with stiff but polished tannins, and brings in accents of licorice, coffee and dark chocolate. Nothing is overdone; the balance here is just right, and the addition of 16% Syrah brings with it a dash of pepper.



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Dunkles Purpur. Intensives Bouquet nach reifen Zwetschgen, Heidelbeeren, feine Edelholznoten, Kirschtabak und Holundergelee. Im Gaumen saftig, viel blaue Beeren, Giandujanougat und eine herrliche, an Kandis erinnernde Fruchtsüsse im ganz feinen Extrakt, samtiges, kakaortiges Tannin endet in ein langes Finale mit edlem Black Curranttouch. Ein Klassewein zu einem Superpreis.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.50%

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