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2012 Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon "Columbia Valley"

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Columbia Valley Cabernet

Winery: Chateau Ste Michelle

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Columbia Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 4% Syrah, 2% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot & 2% Mourvedre

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $14

Cases produced: 305,000

KWG Score: 89 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: December 20, 2014

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Cabernet from the Columbia Valley is a very good everyday option. It opens with black currant and oak like bouquet with a hint of blackberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, juicy and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a blend of blueberry and black currant with notes of oak. I also detected a hint of plum and chocolate. The finish is dry and it medium tannins are friendly. This Cab is well priced and perfect bistro burger wine. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: We craft our Columbia Valley Cabernet to highlight concentrated Washington red fruit in an accessible style. This is an inviting Cab with plenty of complexity and structure with silky tannins. It’s also very versatile with food. I like this wine with beef tenderloin and pasta.

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