Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $18.49
Item No. 97301
  • RP90
  • WS88
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

The Indian Wells Cabernet is our warm climate ripe, jammy, "New World" style of Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2006 blend really typifies the Wahluke Slope region with upfront, dark fruit aromas and flavors with hints of vanilla. Vineyards in the area are more than a decade old now and showing character and complexity.

Pair with foods such as stuffed peppers, blue cheese, duck, beef, veal and dark chocolate; herbs such as mustard, paprika, rosemary and thyme; or spices such as allspice, cloves, ginger, mace and nutmeg.

Critical Acclaim

"The purple-colored 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Indian Wells (with 10% Syrah included) was sourced from the Wahluke Slope and Indian Wells Vineyard and aged for 18-20 months in predominantly new French and American oak. The nose reveals smoke, spice box, violets, black cherry, and black currant. This leads to a dense, sweet, layered Cabernet with enough fine-grained tannin to evolve for another 2-3 years. It will offer prime drinking from 2011 to 2018."
90 Points

"Velvety in texture, with ripe currant and purple plum aromas and flavors that float nicely over fine-grained tannins, lingering gently. Drink now through 2013. 25,000 cases made."
88 Points

Learn About Chateau Ste. Michelle Map ItMap It

Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley. The winery combines Old World winemaking with New World innovation and is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Chateau Ste. Michelle receives some of the highest accolades in the industry,...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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