Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington

Item No. 105035
  • red wine
  • WS90
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 wine really typifies the Wahluke Slope region with up front, 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.

Critical Acclaim

"Polished, round and generous, offering a plush mouthful of blackberry, cherry and mint flavors that ride easily over fine tannins through the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2015."
90 Points

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Yummy, fruit forward, jammy Washington State Cab. Lots of dark fruit and a hint of vanilla - great finish - found 3 bottles locally - recommended!
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Feng - Washington, DC (read all my reviews)

A balanced and bold taste overall. Signature cab flavor of salty dried plum shows up slightly later among cherry, black berry, and jam. Good bang for the buck. It's probably the cheapest American Cab on that deserves a solid 90 points.
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Very good value. Very dark and Jammy to start and a lot of fruit... and that's the style I like. Good balance and made to be a New-World crowd pleaser.
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Style: Smooth & Supple
I love the wines from Columbia Valley..especially Cabs and Chardonnays. This is one of my favorite every day Cabs and I particularly enjoyed this vintage. Smells like luscious red fruit, medium-bodied with seamless tannins; Smooth on the palate with raspberry, cherry and a hint of tobacco; Good with and without food. Really great wine at a great price.
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Fruit forward with a hint of vanilla. A nice easy drinker that does not break the budget. There is an initial sweetness but this decreases as the wine breaths. Opens up nicely after 10 to 15 minutes. A nice everyday wine. I will buy more.
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Style: Big & Bold
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Glenn Harkabus - Palos Heights, IL (read all my reviews)

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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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