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2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills
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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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2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills

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

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89(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011

Red-ruby.  Cassis, licorice and chocolate mint on the nose; not quite as broad or expressive as the Cold Creek example.  In a tighter, cooler style on the palate, showing less detail and nuance today. A bit more chunky and less refined too, but there's no shortage of material here.  Finishes with dusty tannins that will require time in bottle to soften.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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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