2010 Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon "Ethos Reserve"
Winery: Chateau Ste Michelle
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ethos Reserve"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Columbia Valley
State or country: WA
Cases produced: 2,000
KWG Score: 93 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: December 15, 2013
Wine Review: This pitch black colored Cabernet from Washington State is unique and impressive. It opens with a mild black currant bouquet with a hint of oak. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty blueberry and root beer blend with hints of black currant and faint oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are well managed and slows nice length. This Cab would pair perfectly with a New York strip steak with a dollop of butter on top. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Our goal with the Ethos Cabernet is to showcase the power and richness of Washington fruit combined with Old World elegance. A majority of the fruit comes from our iconic 40-year-old Cold Creek Vineyard which provides the wine’s power and structure. The vineyard expresses vibrant, fresh ripe fruit and structure. The 2010 Ethos Cab offers layers of ripe blackberry fruit, dark chocolate notes and silky tannins.
Organic status: not organic
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