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2009 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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2009 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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88(+?)? Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2012

(15.8% alcohol):  Bright, deep medium ruby.  Brooding, slightly medicinal aromas of blackberry, cassis and licorice.  Essentially supple on the palate but less expressive today than the Cold Creek Merlot, showing a rather aggressive tarry oak component and a slightly overripe/underripe character to the flavors of black cherry, chocolate, menthol and herbs.  Plenty of concentration here but not yet revealing its personality.

89 Points | Wine Spectator

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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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