Red Wine Reviews & Tasting Notes Chateau Ste. Michelle Orphelin 2005
 

Chateau Ste. Michelle Orphelin 2005 Review & Tasting Notes Hot

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Wine Characteristics

Wine Flavors

The Chateau Ste. Michelle Orphelin is a deep, dark purple red and has a thick, velvety appearance when you swirl it in the glass. The Chateau Ste. Michelle Orphelin tastes very fruity and is very approachable for a full-bodied red wine. In fact, it's not nearly as dry as you might imagine and it's not too tannic either.

Chateau Ste. Michelle Orphelin Tasting Notes

Color & Clarity
The Chateau Ste. Michelle Orphelin is a deep, dark purple red and has a thick, velvety appearance when you swirl it in the glass.

Nose
The nose of the Chateau Ste. Michelle Orphelin has clean, positive notes of red fruit, some spice, and maybe a bit of vanilla. On the whole is a very pleasant bouquet.

Palate
The Chateau Ste. Michelle Orphelin tastes very fruity and is very approachable for a full-bodied red wine. In fact, it's not nearly as dry as you might imagine and it's not too tannic either.

Food Pairing

Pairing Chateau Ste. Michelle Orphelin with Cheeses

  • Cheddar Cheese: Paired with cheddar cheese, the Orphelin becomes both fruitier and a bit drier.
  • Swiss Cheese: This is a bad pairing because the Orphelin makes the swiss cheese taste way too bitter.
  • Aged Gouda: This is a good pairing, with the aged Gouda becoming more aromatic and the Orphelin becoming a bit drier.
  • Aged Parmesan: This is a fair paring, with nothing special going on between the Orphelin and the Parmesan.
  • Chevre: This is a fair pairing with the Orphelin becoming just a bit drier with the Chevre.

Pairing Chateau Ste. Michelle Orphelin with Main Dishes

  • Hamburger: Pairing hamburger with the Orphelin is decent, with the Orphelin becoming a little more complex in flavor and perhaps a bit smokier as well.
  • Hot Dogs: This is a fair pairing, with no special interaction between the hot dog and the Orphelin.
  • Bratwurst: This is a positive pairing, with the bratwurst becoming more aromatic when combined with the Orphelin.
  • Steak: Pairing the Orphelin with stake makes the wine drier and fruitier.
  • Roast Turkey: Although turkey doesn’t usually pair with dry red wines, the Orphelin works quite well and becomes drier and smoother.
  • Rosemary Potatoes: The Orphelin becomes drier and smoother when paired with rosemary potatoes, possibly because of the salt.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Orphelin 2005

Editor reviews

 
Overall Quality 
 
3.5
Reviewed by Austin    November 03, 2011
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Chateau Ste. Michelle Orphelin

The Chateau Ste. Michelle Orphelin is a pleasant, enjoyable wine. You're sure to like pairing it with a variety of strong, bold meats - especial the sorts of things you'd eat during the summer.

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