Chateau Ste. Michelle Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
|Region||United States, Washington, Red Mountain|
|Brand||Chateau Ste. Michelle|
With 2% Syrah blended in, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain features classic black fruit aromas that are rich and lush, with nots of soft oak spices and purple flowers. Medium to full-bodied, the Cabernet is youthfully tight and rigid in the mouth, with grippy, structured tannins and a complex, mineral-driven tension, showing exceptional quality. The finish is dusty, with a composed yet tight complexity that will age beautifully over the next decade. 3,051 cases were made.
Aromas of green herb, coffee ground, black fruit and clove lead to dark fruit flavors backed by slightly gritty-seeming tannins. Chocolate notes linger on the finish. There are good things here, but they don't all seem in harmony at present, with the barrel influence showing prominently.