Chateau Ste. Michelle 2006 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvgion Short Sip

Chateau Ste MichelleI am leaving Long Island for the night.  This Cabernet Sauvignon was recommended by fellow wine blogger John Witherspoon over at  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.

About Michael Gorton, Jr.

I am a Licensed Funeral Director who is having a love affair with Long Island Wine and the people that make Long Island wine so special. I am married to my wife Melissa and live in Rocky Point. Our first son Gabriel Noel was born on July 27, 2010. We have three cats and one dog.
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1 Response to Chateau Ste. Michelle 2006 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvgion Short Sip

  1. glad you liked it – i would hate to have tanked on my first recommendation to ya! 🙂

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