Bold and full-bodied
I opened a 2000 Chateau Saint Michelle Cab last night with a meal of black angus beef. I let the juice breathe for a long while. It was very impressive. Bold, full-bodied, with long finish. No bitterness. For the price, I give it 5 stars.
Very good cab for the buck
Thought I would update the file on this wine. All the other reviews are dated. The 07 was very good from start to finish. Typical cab nose and mouth-filling flavors. I did not taste hints of leather, raisons, cherries or even gooseberries, but it was well balanced and had a good finish. A great value wine.
Smooth Cabernet - WA
Enjoyed this wine in an italian rest. in Bellevue, WA. Liked it so much I found a wine store and brought home 3 bottle. I like it's bold, but smooth taste. So happy that Total Wine keeps it in stock.
Nice fruit , good finish
SLightly too ripe and sugary, saved by a long, buttery finish that makes this drinkable as an inexpensive experience in cab.
Very nice cab
Nice nose with a smooth taste! Will buy again.
2004 - Needs to breathe...a lot. After 15-30 mins a lot better. Pepper, blueberry and blackberry nose. Very smooth going down with hints of spices and shows obvious oak aging. Very full bodied that entirely fills the mouth. For the price, great deal.
Had this with pasta and worked well, but would probably work better with red meat dishes.
Great Wine At This Price
This wine is smooth and delicious. A great everyday Cab. I highly recommend at this price point.
Top Shelf Wine with Middle Shelf Price
A solid 91 in my book. Inexpensive, but never lacking in quality. This reminds me a LOT of Sonoma County wines -- for which I have an affinity. Very bold, yet smooth palate. Front-loaded with an immense fruit/vanilla/leather/oak culmination. Soft tannnis compliment this wine nicely, and the finish is superior to most 3 and 4 times its price. Goes great with grilled meat, blackened fish, or just on its own.
Liked the Merlot of the same label a bit better , but this is a great everyday wine. Agreeable to any palate.
We enjoyed the smooth rich taste a lot, would definitely buy again.
by Thumper 12141604
A little disappointing compared to their Merlot, this 2005 CSM Cab was about as "ordinary" as it gets. A strong petrol nose, thick asphalt and leather palate and a ragged dusty finish doesn't scream "Buy Me again!" There is no shortage of other pedestrian West Coast Cabs at this price point. Sorry, but thems the lumps!
Good but not as interesting or smoothe as Hogue Cab.
ok for US cabernet
pretty good, doesn't compare to a good French Cabernet......
Above par for the price
Enjoyed this delectable selection while dining at Ruth Chris'. Well rounded fully-bodied Cab.
MELLOW AND AGREEABLE--NOT COMPLEX,BUT PLEASANT
Price indicative of its mediocrity
My first review was in 07/07, and it's still a typical, inexpensive, west coast, mass-produced Cabernet. Medium-bodied, undistinquished berry notes, short, pleasant finish. Lacks any unique characteristics. The 2001 vintage was a very good wine, however, the 2003 is a very disappointing effort from Washington State's oldest winery. You can find much better wines for a little more cost ($25-30). Try their Cab or Syrah from the Ethos label. The other reviews of this wine are too generous and inflated with 4-5 star reviews (is this really your top wine?). NOT a good "everyday" wine - why would you want to drink a mediocre wine everyday? Sorry.