Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $30

By on July 26, 2014

chateau-ste-michelle-cold-creek-vineyard-cabernet-sauvignon-2011-bottleThis elite and historic site, targeted by late Dr. Walter Clore for Ste. Michelle, continues to produce one of Washington state’s most consistently delicious — and accessible — Cabernet Sauvignons. Aromas of dark purple fruit hint at blackberry milkshake and boysenberry syrup, backed by black licorice and hints of forest floor. Inside comes a creamy entry of dark plums, dried cherry and sweet blackberry. Sandy tannins are featured in the rich midpalate that leads to a remarkable finish. Suggested pairings include veal, tomato-based pastas and a beef roast rubbed with rosemary and cracked pepper.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 15,987 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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