Smooth & Supple
This is a great Cab. Very smooth and not too dry. I've seen it as low as $10.99 at BevMo and $11.49 at Target. I agree with the 93 rating and you can't beat it for that price.
Smooth & Supple
Great Taste, slow warmth, smooth finish,
I purchased this for $16 at a wine shop, then saw it at Trader Joe's for $11. Either way, this is a fantastic Cab for either of those prices. Excellent.
Very good Cab. Will order more. Great nose, nice legs, and fruity but still retains the virtue of a really good Cabernet. Very nice finish.
Another solid wine from Chateau Ste. Michelle. Less complex and intense than their Indian Well estate wine, but is actually the best American cab I could find for less than $15 on wine.com. Plum and berry bouquet. Black pepper, cherry, strawberry and rosewood come out clearly in a linear fashion. I use the word linear to mean that the tastes seem to come out one after another, which relates to the perception that the flavors are not quite as intense and simultaneous as some better cabs. A great deal for an American red. Solid 89.
Light & Fruity
Disappointed with the the promise of a 93 rating wine. A clean monodimensional wine with no overpowering flaws, however, it has nothing special going for it either. The nose is tight and unrevealing (even on the second day). Some black fruit on the palate but the wine struggles to find any sort of balance. There is some oak, but it is not rendered as vanilla or cedar notes... just oaky tannins. It goes down the gullet without leaving any positive distinctions or positive impression. The wine is young and perhaps the components have yet to meld into a cohesive wine. I'd have a hard time rating this above 86.