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Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Wine Review

Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Columbia Valley, Washington, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $26.95

Drink: 2019-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Chateau Ste. Michelle

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 93/100

Rich on the nose with ripe, liquid cherry aromas, dried herbs, rich plum, fresh mushroom and smooth vanilla flavours on the palate. Warming at 14.5% a full-bodied red blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Syrah with wine grapes sourced from Horse Heaven Hills (45%) and the Wahluke Slope (22%) with the balance of grapes from the winery's Cold Creek and Canoe Ridge Estate vineyards. The wine was matured for 20 months in 51% new French and American oak barrel. Pair with roast duck or a roast breast of veal.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: barbecued steak, grilled lamb chops, hamburger, pork tenderloin.

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This Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 was reviewed on January 8, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jisun Hahn CAPS Certified Somm rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A well structured, deeply coloured wine with intense dark cherries on the nose. Layers of black fruit, cloves, dried earth and hints of sage wrap the palate. The flavours linger and the tannins are firm, balanced nicely with a tinge of brightness from the acidity towards the end. Enjoy this wine with New Zealand lamb chops topped with mint sauce and a side of potatoes au gratin.
Linda Mertes WSET 2 rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

A full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley in Washington, the aromas are plentiful- ripe cherry, herbs, dark fruit, even mushroom. Cherries on the palate, smooth finish. A good value Cabernet that would elevate any barbeque or roasted fare.
From the Columbia Valley, Washington wine region, Chateau Ste Michelle, Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is blended with some Syrah giving it rich, ripe dark cherry, plum, exotic spice, savoury herbs, smoky and vanilla spice flavours on the palate flavours. The wine was matured for 20 months in 51% new French and American oak barrel. - Community Wine Reviews

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