Columbia Valley, Washington
Chateau Ste Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful Cab from Washington's Columbia Valley. Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle pioneered vinifera grape growing in Washington state and has been producing classic European varietal wines under the Ste. Michelle label since 1967. The winery combines an ongoing dedication to research with a commitment to classic winemaking traditions. The winery owns 3,500 acres of vineyards in the Columbia Valley of eastern Washington, including Canoe Ridge Estate and Cold Creek, which are the largest sustainably farmed and LIVE and Salmon Safe certified vineyards in the state. Chateau Ste. Michelle enjoys winemaking partnerships with three of the world's most distinguished vintners. Col Solare is an alliance with Tuscany's Piero Antinori, Eroica Riesling is a partnership with the Mosel's Ernst Loosen, and Tenet, a project with acclaimed Rhone winemaker Michel Gassier, with the assistance of Southern Rhone's famous enology consultant, Philippe Cambie.
"The Indian Wells Cabernet is our warm climate ripe, jammy 'New World' style of Cabernet
Sauvignon. The wine offers dark fruit aromas and flavors. Syrah added an enhanced richness and
concentration to the wine."- Bob Bertheau, Head Winemaker
Chateau Ste Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Syrah. Nearly half of the fruit came from vineyards in Washington's Horse Heaven Hills AVA. 20% of the fruit was sourced from our Cold Creek Vineyard, one of Washington's oldest and warmest sites. 19% of the fruit was sourced from the Wahluke Slope, a region known for rich, ripe reds. The wine was aged for 19 months in 29% new American and 6% new French oak barrels.
Enjoy Chateau Ste Michelle Indian Wells Cab over the next 6-8 years with steak, grilled lamb, burgers, and rich vegetarian dishes.