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2007 Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet SauvignonThis Cabernet has a nice aroma of black cherries and a hint of dried currant. It has a slightly berryish complexity and good fruit coming through which makes it a drink now Cabernet.

From the winemaker – “Our winemaking goal with the Columbia Valley Cabernet is to highlight concentrated Washington red fruit in an accessible style. The 2007 bottling is made in a slightly riper style with beautiful jammy fruit. Syrah (15%) was added to the blend for sweet fruit character, while a touch of Malbec provided bright tannins. The 6% Merlot contributed structure.”

Great with beef, duck or veal dishes or a bleu cheese. Other flavors that go well with this bottle are dark chocolate, mustard, paprika, rosemary, thyme, cloves, ginger and nutmeg.

Rating:

This wine was given a 89 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2007 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $17.99 a bottle, $97.15 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $172.71 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#17660


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