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Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
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About Chateau Ste. Michelle

Chateau Ste. Michelle is a massive operation, leading the world in the production of Riesling. 3,500 acres planted across the state of Washington produce roughly 2,000,000 cases annually. Winemaker Bob Bertheau manages not one, but two seperate wineries dedicated to the production of white and red wines respectively.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Producer: Chateau Ste. Michelle
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: Washington
Region: Columbia Valley

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hard to believe we havent tried this yet
03/21/2008
by Yager12418632
good but not as good as the merlot
Great Wine
02/27/2006
by Wine11904425
Great value
Smooth, full of flavor
01/11/2006
by Kwok11910141
Delicious Cab. I served this while hosting a family dinner and everyone loved it.
Bold and full-bodied
02/21/2005
by ThePretender
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
08/27/2011
by KJT
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
09/28/2008
by Taylor12989726
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
07/30/2008
by delfonic
SLightly too ripe and sugary, saved by a long, buttery finish that makes this drinkable as an inexpensive experience in cab.
Very nice cab
06/04/2008
by rambleOn
Nice nose with a smooth taste! Will buy again.
Full-Bodied Cab
12/04/2007
by Macey12567604
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
06/10/2007
by Forster12208971
This wine is smooth and delicious. A great everyday Cab. I highly recommend at this price point.
Top Shelf Wine with Middle Shelf Price
05/18/2006
by goodncheap
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.
10/05/2004
by Tyler11249163
Liked the Merlot of the same label a bit better , but this is a great everyday wine. Agreeable to any palate.
Good wine
11/22/2002
by zotje
We enjoyed the smooth rich taste a lot, would definitely buy again.
Average Cab
12/14/2007
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!
Must try
02/04/2007
by Giffen11977522
Good but not as interesting or smoothe as Hogue Cab.
ok for US cabernet
03/22/2005
by BobtheWineGuy
pretty good, doesn't compare to a good French Cabernet......
Above par for the price
10/16/2004
by Burkett11260219
Enjoyed this delectable selection while dining at Ruth Chris'. Well rounded fully-bodied Cab.
10/23/2002
by RFIGLIOZZI
MELLOW AND AGREEABLE--NOT COMPLEX,BUT PLEASANT

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