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The Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon by Chateau Ste. Michelle is a wonderful, grape-varietal red wine from the Columbia Valley wine region in Washington State.
A deep, very dense magenta red with violet highlights is presented in this wine in the glass. The complex, fruity bouquet is characterized by fine aromas of ripe blackberries, blackcurrants, cassis and black cherries. This is accompanied by a lot of spice - including mineral nuances - subtle wood notes and some liquorice. With juicy, soft and yet powerful body, this American red wine convinces the palate. The excellent structure is supported by noticeable, gently ripened tannins. The present dark fruit accompanies up to the long reverberation with fine fruit sweetness.
Vinification of Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek
The grapes for this red wine come from 35-year-old vines that grow on the Cold Creek vineyard. At optimum ripeness, the berries are harvested and immediately brought to the winery. There, the readings are first completely destemmed and then fermented. The mash is circulated daily in the stainless steel tanks. After the fermentation process has been completed, 82% of this wine is aged in American (one-third) and French oak (two-thirds) barrels. The remaining 18% rest in the stainless steel tanks.
Food recommendation for the Cold Creek Cabernet Ste Michelle
Enjoy this dry red wine from the USA with braised lamb leg in herbal cloak, Asian-prepared pork, pasta dishes in strong sauces or with spicy cheeses. We recommend that you decant this wine for at least one hour before enjoying it.
Awards for Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Ste. Michelle
Robert M. Parker - The Wine Advocate: 92 points for 2013
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|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Sub region:||Columbia Valley (US)|
|Occasion & Theme:||family event , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , surprise connoisseurs , Romantic Dinner , Christmas|
|Ageing in:||stainless steel tank , small barrel|
|Grape Variety:||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Awards:||Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate - 92 Punkte|
|Soil:||Sand , Loam|
|Maturation:||stainless steel tank , American Oak , French Oak|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||toasted wood , Blackberry , Sour cherry , mineral , Licorice , Eucalyptus , Chocolate|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||velvety , dense|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||Overseas , fragrant , complex|
|Food Pairing:||Bright and hearty dishes , sweet-spicy food , spicy food|
|Glass recommendation:||Bordeaux Glass|
|Bottle design & equipment:||Bordeaux bottle , classic|
|Bottle size in l:||0,75|
|Shelf life in years from vintage:||10|
|Alcohol % ABV:||14,0|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Wein Service Bonn GmbH - DE-ÖKO-005 - Königswinterer Str. 552 - 53227 Bonn - Deutschland|