I am leaving Long Island for the night. This Cabernet Sauvignon was recommended by fellow wine blogger John Witherspoon over at Anythingwine.com. I was thinking to myself the other day at work, that I have not had any Cabernet Sauvignon in quite a while. While on Twitter, John suggested I check this wine out.
Chateau Ste. Michelle is located in Columbia County in Washington State. This wine is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah. It was aged for 18-20 months in new American and French oak barrels.
In the glass, I was getting some nice blackberry and blueberry aroma. There was a hint of some cranberry.
On the palate, there was some blackberry and black cherry. There were some very nice soft tannins than let this Cabernet be a very fruit forward wine. Just what I like, good balance between the tannins and the fruit.
As the wine continued to sit in my glass, I was getting the slightest vanilla bean, with some leather and tobacco aroma.
This Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium to full body wine. It is perfect to drink just by itself. I chose to have it with a London broil Tuscan style, salt, pepper, olive oil, and lemon.
This is a good value at $18.00 a bottle, you can bring this to your next dinner party, and no one will be disappointed.