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2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard 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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2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard Columbia Valley

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

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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January 2012

(15.1% alcohol):  Bright red-ruby.  Sweet, inviting aromas of black raspberry, mocha, minerals, tobacco and mint complemented by ripe soil tones.  Silky on entry, then sexy and seamless in the middle, with concentrated flavors of cassis, black plum and dark chocolate.  At once plush and shapely, with ripe acidity giving the wine an impression of refinement.  The ripe tannins reach the front teeth on the long finish, with violet and menthol elements providing lift.  A lovely classy cabernet.  (ST)

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

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