Chateau St. Michelle is the oldest of the Washington vineyards with deep rooted heritage in old world wine making traditions coupled with new world styles and innovation. Founded in 1912 this vineyard is rich with history and tells a story about dedication, drive, and determination. Washington vintners set out to prove that great wine didn’t always come from Europe or California. You be the judge.
Smells: Notorious of the region this wine presents bold jammy fruits. Wafts of dark fruits stewing on the stove during harvest. This Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with Syrah to enhance its flavors and complete the complexity of this Cab. Hints of licorice, spices, and vanilla extract are also notable in the bouquet.
Cabonnay Wine Tip: A Bouquet of the wine refers specifically to the aromas developed during the aging process. These aromas are called the “Tertiary aromas” and only occur post-fermentation. All other scents are referred to as primary and secondary aromas.
Tastes: This wine singes on your tongue for a brief moment before it slides down your throat leaving your mouth puckered from the tannic makeup and structure of this wine. The vanilla and cedar bouquet of the wine disappears in the flavor and strong tastes of tart, dark fruits form the center stage.
Color and Clarity: A beautiful, lustful purple clings desperately to the glass. Dark colors swirl and crash inside the bowl of the glass flashing pinks and purples like the night sky before a storm. Thick, long, and drippy this Cab is dense with color.
As a Wine Enthusiast “Editors Choice” and a rating of 89 this Cabernet will deliver a pleasurable experience for the casual wine drinker. It is overly simple and easy, with little guess work nor misconception. A straight shooter with no hidden agendas. This cab is decent and won’t insult your wallet.