2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon "Indian Wells"
Columbia Valley, Washington
 
WB Rating: 86

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.5%
Price at time of purchase: $17.99 (Winery)
 
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine was tasted at a restaurant, and is still obviously an infant. When first opened, somewhat uncharacteristic earthy, pruney, gamey fruit was in evidence. With air the wine softened considerably and the classic Cabernet Cassis-like perfume became apparent. The wine is hard to judge at this point, as it is obviously too young and came across as a bit disjointed and certainly unevolved. Pleasant enough, but surely will be better a couple of years from now. - HK 2010-10-06

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