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Fall 2012 Club Selections

WINEMAKER VIDEO TASTING NOTES
2009 Austral Red Wine
Video Tasting Notes 2009 Austral Red Wine

Wahluke Slope. This enticing blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre is a heady mix of lush black fruit and herbal spice structured by round, soft tannins.

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Retail: $30.00 | Club Members: $24.00

Pair this wine with

Roasted Pork Loin with Morel Mushroom-Merlot Sauce
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WINEMAKER VIDEO TASTING NOTES
2009 Ethos Cabernet Sauvignon
Video Tasting Notes 2009 Ethos Cabernet Sauvignon

Columbia Valley. The wine is over 90% from the Cold Creek Vineyard, so it will show its weight, structure and sheer warm vintage decadence right out of the gate.

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Retail: $40.00 | Club Members: $32.00


Pair this wine with

Lamb Stew with
Cracked Green Olives

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Calendar of Events

Aug. 24th - 5:30-7:30pm
Red Focus Club Release Night   [DETAILS]
Meet Andre Petterson, artist for the 2009 Artist Series.

Sept. 2nd - 10:00am-5:00pm
Art, Jazz and Wine at the Chateau   [DETAILS]
Amazing wines, live music and over 25 artists on the property showcasing their work. 

Multiple September Dates
4:00-6:00pm
VRC Summer Socials   [DETAILS]
Member-only pre-concert events on the VRC Garden Terrace Patio.





YOUR FALL CLUB RELEASES:

Approximate Charge Date:
August 21st

Approximate Ship Date:
August 27th

C l u b   C o r n e r

Our Summer Concert Series is in full swing. We are officially a little past our halfway point, but don't worry we have plenty more shows to go. Here are a few reminders about what our concert days look like.

  • The last opportunity to pick up your release wine on concert days is at 4:30pm. VRC member tastings end at 4:00pm.
  • The last public tour on concert days will be at 3:30pm.
  • Last Library Tasting appointment on concert days is at 2:00pm.
  • There is a $5.00 parking fee on concert days starting at approximately 1:00pm. If you are coming to the winery after that time, you will be charged for parking regardless of whether or not you are attending a show. However, you will receive a parking stub and if you leave the property before 5:00pm, your parking fee will be refunded. The Wine Shop Tasting Bar closes at 4:30pm on concert days.

Also, don’t forget about our upcoming Summer Socials and our First Annual Labor Day Celebration: Art, Jazz and Wine at the Chateau. Come down and join us as we savor the last few weeks of summer in Woodinville!

Cheers,
Sarah Kaulfers, Wine Club Supervisor



CHATEAU HAPPENINGS
R E D   F O C U S   R E L E A S E   N I G H T

Special Artist Series Release Event
with 2009 Artist, Andre Petterson


Please join us in celebration of your new releases for Fall on August 24, 2012 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Wine Shop as we sip, savor and discuss our latest club releases. The concierge desk and wine shop are staying open late to give Vintage Reserve Club Red Focus members the opportunity to pick up their wine and enjoy special savings in our wine shop.

Also joining us will be Andre Petterson, artist for the 2009 Artist Series. Andre will showcase some of his fabulous artwork as we pour tastings of the 2009 Artist Series Meritage.

WHEN: Friday, August 24th, 2012 | 5:30 - 7:30pm | More Info »

A R T   J A Z Z   &   W I N E   A T   T H E   C H A T E A U

Labor Day Weekend at Ste. Michelle
Bring a picnic lunch and spend September 2nd with us! Grab your sunglasses and enjoy amazing wines, live music and over 25 artists on the property showcasing their work. The Heather Sullivan Jazz Trio will be playing on our front lawn and Dante's Inferno Dogs will be here selling their amazing hotdogs.

WHEN: Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | More Info »
Admission is complimentary. Food and wine will be available at an additional cost.
Note: This event may be cancelled if inclement weather occurs.


U P C O M I N G   S U M M E R   S O C I A L S

Pre-Concert Club Gatherings
This member-only event is an opportunity to relax before the concert, meet other VRC members and enjoy your private VRC Garden Terrace Patio. $40 per person. Includes a selection of wines, small bites, and free on-site parking. Tickets sell quickly and there is limited capacity so reserve today.

WHEN: Various Dates in September | 4:00 - 6:00pm | Reserve Online »
Please note: concert tickets are not included and the following shows are sold out:
September 8th & 9th - Bonnie Raitt
September 14th - Crosby, Stills and Nash
September 15th - Chicago


OUT AND ABOUT
D O W N T O W N   S E A T T L E   W I N E T A S T I N G

2012 Hootenanny Waterfront Party

Live music and wine tasting from 20 NW wineries including wine from Chateau Ste. Michelle. Seattle’s Authentic American Rock ‘n Roll Heroes, The Dusty 45s will keep the Hootenanny vibes rockin’ all night.

COST: $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity
WHEN: Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 | 5:00 - 8:00pm | More Info »
RESERVATIONS: Call 206-956-9171 to reserve your seat. Payment will be due at the event.



R E C E N T   A C C L A I M

2009 Ethos Reserve MerlotColumbia Valley
92 pts - Wine Spectator Insider (July 2012)
Broad, supple and velvety, offering a plush mouthful of plum and currant fruit, tinged with roasted meat and red pepper notes. Finishes with elegance, precision and length.

2009 Canoe Ridge Estate MerlotHorse Heaven Hills
90 pts & Smart Buy - Wine Spectator (June 2012)
Lithe, with a transparency to the dark berry, cherry and tobacco flavors. The finish shows a hint of violet, lingering with supple texture.

2011 Cold Creek Vineyard RieslingColumbia Valley
90 pts & Year’s Best U.S. Riesling - Wine & Spirits (August 2012)
This warm-site Riesling leads with broad accents of golden apple and a hint of peach. The generously forward flavors are marked by a fine mineral texture, the fruit enveloping on the finish.

2008 Ethos Late Harvest White RieslingColumbia Valley
Best of the Best 2012: Domestic White Wines - Robb Report (June 2012)
The Chateau Ste. Michelle 2008 Ethos Late Harvest White Riesling offers a honeysuckle-scented nose and flavors of fresh marmalade and apricot preserves that are washed in brilliant, cleansing acidity.

Acclaim for Chateau Ste. Michelle
Best Winery & Best Live Music Venue - 425 Magazine (July 2012)

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Wine Pick Up Reminder
We allow you 6 months from your release date to pick up your wine; we simply do not have the space to hold previous club selections.

Therefore, we ask that you abide by this policy and come see us in this time frame. If you are unable to visit us within the 6 month time frame, please call our concierge at 1-800-866-6276.

If you do not contact us after the 6 months, we donate your wine to our Charitable Donations Program.

Don't you want your wine?
If you have wine to pick up from your Winter Red Focus Release from October 18th, 2011, please make arrangements promptly or your wine will be donated.

© 2012 Chateau Ste. Michelle
14111 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA 98072
WA Lic#361586 • CT Lic#LSL.0000692

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