Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon

Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley, Cold Creek, 2006, is a smooth, easy drinking Washington State cabernet in the $25 range. We enjoyed it last Sunday evening paired perfectly with filet tips sauteed in, shallot, garlic and Spanish sherry; a wilted spinach-arugula salad and warm crusty bread. Smooth on the back end with hints of plum and berries, the price was a bit of a splurge for a "non-occasion" - but then the filet was a gift...so we were craving a worthy red accompaniment. We have had it before, and we're excited to have it again! Works well with most substantial entrees. I imagine it being a very respectable "house cabernet" in a high end restaurant. Cheers!

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