Chateau Ste. Michelle Mimi Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml 2017
Delicate yet structured style of Cabernet, brimming with Horse Heaven Hills AVA qualities. Bright red cherry, fresh brambles, hints of cherry cola and gentle toasted oak. Signature powdery, dusty tannins that are food friendly but also light enough to enjoy on its own. Fresh aromas on the nose and fresh flavors on the palate.
Braised or grilled beef, lamb chops, duck breast, and veal.
The aromas are unusual, with notes of scorched earth and soil, showing reduction that distracts. Over time, bittersweet chocolate, cherry and herb notes emerge. The palate shows a reserved sense of styling, exhibiting polish and balance. A light grip of tannins pulls it all together. It's in an awkward spot at present.