Red

2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Indian Wells

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 101

  • novocane wrote: 92 points

    June 26, 2021 - This has aged nicely, and still has legs.

    On a warm summer day, with rainier cherries, bugles and cold water.

    The cork was super dark, inky, with intense blueberry and a little wet forest floor. Wine also super deep ink, with just the beginning that the wine is turning to a more brown/rust. The nose is very much like the cork with super ripe, sweet peak of season blueberries, and a little freshly rained forest floor. Kind of baking blueberry pie smell.

    The taste is intense, there is a little bit of dark berries, but it doesn’t have the sweetness the smell suggests. A very dry front, with dark fruit, cigar, and a bit of cedar. On the back some of that dark fruit expresses itself, followed by a little spice on the throat. Kind of old world.

    After 3 days in vacuvin, the flavors really changed. The wine opened up, those blueberry notes expressing themselves and the austere old world has been replace by sweet juice with a sharp back.

    This wine could age longer, but it’s my last bottle. Pretty darn good for $24 Costco mass market bottle.

  • callmeacab22 Likes this wine: 91 points

    February 13, 2021 - 3rd of 3 Bottles opened over 8 years. At least as good and possibly even better with age. Full bodied, with a long flavor profile. Chateau Ste. Michelle has always been a personal favorite.

  • timankett@hotmail.com wrote:

    April 12, 2020 - Cascis

  • timankett@hotmail.com wrote:

    April 12, 2020 - Well aged max another 2-3 years

  • callmeacab22 Likes this wine: 88 points

    January 19, 2019 - No notes, but a nice solid Washington State cab at a good value.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Chateau Ste. Michelle
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Indian Wells
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Columbia Valley
  • UPC Code 088586001864

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 16 (1%)
  • In Cellars 662 (30%)
  • Consumed 1,536 (69%)

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