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Chateau Ste Michelle Indian Wells 2013 Wine Review

Chateau Ste Michelle Indian Wells 2013

Chateau Ste Michelle Indian Wells 2013

Columbia Valley, Washington, United States

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $26.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Chateau Ste Michelle

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

A full-bodied Washington state red wine made from varietals that do well in the Columbia Valley. Notes of cassis and blackcurrant with a pleasant bitter finish wrapped in mocha. Pair with braised meats

Food pairings: chicken, braised lamb, roast beef, rosemary pork tenderloin.

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This Chateau Ste Michelle Indian Wells 2013 was reviewed on July 7, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2012  2012 

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Reviews and Ratings

Wineboy rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Being a Syrah dominated blend one finds a powerful fruit core made better with the Merlot Malbec Grenache and CF in the blend. Syrah = berries, Merlot = smooth. Add ample oak and the sum is a nice medium weight wine from the North West.
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Interesting proprietary blend of 52% Syrah, 29% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 5% Grenache, 2%Cab Franc, 2% Mourvedre, 2% Petit Verdot. Washington Syrah has lots of deep colouration and juicy/syrupy fruit that take centre-stage over Syrah's typical spice character. The dollops of other things seem to give this wine more complexity and structure.
The colour is denser than pure Washington Syrah usually tends to be. It is dark bluish purple. It stains the glass quite a bit.
The aromas have a lot of burnt sugar, cherry lozenge, leather, coffee, chocolate, dried herbs, violets, and some dusty mineral notes that become clearer after a few sips.
Flavours have a lot of intriguing spice replays. Anise, scrub, tobacco, coca/chocolate, and coffee. The fruit are dense and need time to open up. Blackberry, cassis, and cherry.
Put this wine with lamb moussaka or some Southern French cuisine.
Chateau Ste Michelle's Indian Wells (2013) is a robust Washington red with a blend of 43% Syrah, 43% Merlot, 6% Grenache, 4% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Mourvèdre grapes. More than 50% the grapes are grown in warm Wahluke Slope AVA vineyards. Blueberry, plum and mocha are on the nose and palate. A very pleasing wine indeed with a soft finish. - Community Wine Reviews

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