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The Wine Advocate, October 1, 1995

86 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1992 Indian Wells Indian Wells Vineyard Merlot Columbia Valley

The Wine Advocate, October 1, 1995

86 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1993 Reserve Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Wine Spectator, September 30, 1995

86 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1993 Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Ripe, round and distinctively spicy, adding duskiness to the pear and honey. Drink now. First Chardonnay from this vineyard and the vines are young.

Wine Spectator, September 30, 1995

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1992 Indian Wells Indian Wells Vineyard Merlot Columbia Valley

Well oaked, but pretty, spicy cherry, currant and wild berry flavors fold together nicely, adding firm but smooth tannins on the finish.

Wine Spectator, September 15, 1995

93 points, “Highly Recommended - Top 100”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1991 Dessert Wine Late Harvest White Riesling Columbia Valley

A ripe, sweet, generous and elegant dessert wine from Washington. The silky mouth-feel and gorgeous honey, apricot and spice flavors blend beautifully, joined by a touch of almond on the lovely finish. Wonderful now, and it should last through 1999 and beyond.^Top 100 12/31/95

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, September 1, 1995

1 puffs

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1992 Indian Wells Indian Wells Vineyard Merlot Columbia Valley

Wine Spectator, August 31, 1995

91 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1993 Indian Wells Indian Wells Vineyard Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Smooth, round and elegant, its nectarine, pear and spice flavors unfolding in the silky texture and finishing long and generous. Delicious now and should improve through 1997.

Wine Spectator, August 31, 1995

87 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1993 Columbia Valley Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Crisp and spicy, a zinger on the palate, focusing its citrus, apple and spice flavors on a narrow beam. Oak flavors are very subtle.

Wine Spectator, July 31, 1995

86 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1992 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Lean and chewy, bay leaf and other herbal notes adding interest to dark fruit flavors.

Wine Enthusiast, June 1, 1995

86 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1994 Columbia Valley Gewürztraminer Columbia Valley

Medium-bodied and harmonious in the mouth. Moderate acidity. Pleasant hint of sweetness. Spicy lemon and apple notes are dominant.

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, June 1, 1995

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1994 Columbia Valley Gewürztraminer Columbia Valley

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, May 1, 1995

1 puffs

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1992 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, May 1, 1995

1 puffs

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1993 Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, May 1, 1995

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1993 Reserve Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Wine Spectator, April 30, 1995

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1992 Dessert Wine Late Harvest Semillon Columbia Valley

Rich, honeyed and pure, with buttery pear, vanilla and a touch of fig swirling around and through the long and impressive finish. Tasty now but worth waiting until 1998 or 2000 to see what develops.

Wine Spectator, April 15, 1995

85 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1978 Dessert Wine Ice Wine White Riesling Columbia Valley

Aging nicely, this still has a fresh acidity and pleasant floral, apple and light cherry flavors that linger on the palate. It's soft and moderately sweet. A well-made wine.

Wine Enthusiast, April 1, 1995

96 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1992 Indian Wells Indian Wells Vineyard Merlot Columbia Valley

Feel:Full bodied with adequate tannin and perfect structure for the long haul. ^Acidity: Moderate^Descrip!ors: A tight nose opens significantly with aeration to reveal an unbelievable concentraion of brown spice and rich brooding black fruit.

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, April 1, 1995

1 puffs

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1992 Reserve Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Wine Spectator, January 31, 1995

88 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1991 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Firm, focused and zingy, with ripe blackberry and currant flavors; tannins need until 1997 to resolve. Tasted twice with consistent notes.

Indian Wells label on bottle