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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2005 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills
Producer: Chateau Ste. Michelle
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Columbia Valley
87 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
85 Points | Wine Spectator
88+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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