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Wine Spectator, October 31, 2016

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Ethos Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Broad and spicy, with toasty notes weaving through the pear and pineapple flavors, finishing with harmony and point.

Wine Spectator, October 15, 2016

92 points, “Smart Buy”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot Horse Heaven Hills

Broad and spicy, with pepper and clove overtones to the rich blueberry and currant fruit, coming together harmoniously against softly nubby tannins on the expressive finish. Drink now through 2022. 10,500 cases
made.—H.S.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 14, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Hills

The St. Louis Post Dispatch highlighted the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc as a Sauvignon blanc to enjoy that was grown from a single vineyard. “This vibrant sauvignon blanc has undergone a small amount of oak aging that’s quite subtle and adds spice and texture to the wine. It’s fresh citrus flavors are combined with lush tropical fruit flavors.”

Wine Spectator, September 14, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Tim Fish from Wine Spectator remembered his recent trip to Washington State, highlighting both Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia Crest. “American consumers know Washington wines largely from two labels: Chateau Ste. Michelle and its sister brand, Columbia Crest, which harvest grapes throughout Columbia Valley. Few companies in America produce a more impressive combination of quality and value.”

Press Democrat, September 13, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat selected the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley as a wine to enjoy for your next hike before the rainy season kicks in. “This sauvignon blanc is bright and lively. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit, melon and mineral. Crisp acidity. Nice length.”

News & Record, September 7, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Indian Wells Merlot

Greensboro News & Record included Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Indian Wells Merlot in their roundup of 15 wine recommendations. The article notes the wine’s “polished tannins and forward blackberry, cassis and plum” with hints of “anise and caramel.”

The Wall Street Journal, September 4, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Gewurztraminer Columbia Valley

The Wall Street Journal featured the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Gewürztraminer as one of “five gewürztraminers that will turn haters into lovers.”

Puget Sound Business Journal, September 2, 2016

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

The Puget Sound Business Journal featured Ste. Michelle Wine Estates as number one on this year’s ranking for top Washington wineries by production and sales. “Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, among the most recognizable wine makers in the state, produced more than 7.6 million gallons and sold more than 3.6 million gallons in 2015.”

Puget Sound Business Journal, August 26, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Puget Sound Business Journal featured the 29th annual “Auction of Washington Wines on Aug.20 which broke all previous fundraising records, taking in more than $3.04 million for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s hospital and for wine education at Washington State University.”

Wine Spectator, August 25, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Wine Spectator highlighted the 29th annual Auction of Washington Wines which took place at Chateau Ste. Michelle last weekend. The events raised over 3 million dollars benefitting Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Viticulture and Enology program at Washington State University.

The Daily News Journal, August 24, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Daily News Journal highlighted Chateau Ste. Michelle as a brand to try with sustainable wines, calling out the Cold Creek and Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyards that are LIVE and Salmon Safe Certified. This article also ran in the Leaf-Chronicle.

The Tennessean, August 17, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle

The Tennessean featured Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Cold Creek and Canoe Ridge Estate vineyards as locations that are LIVE and Salmon Safe and two affordable options for sustainable wine.

Wines Northwest, August 5, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Hills

The Horse Heaven Hills has become internationally famous for the fresh whites and vibrant red wines that have been coming from the area for several decades. Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Horse Heaven Vineyard was planted in the 1970s, making it one of the AVA’s oldest plantings. Racy citrus dominates both nose and palate with notes of herbs and mineral and delicate barrel character from sur lie aging.

Seattle Magazine, August 1, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Harvest Select Riesling Columbia Valley

This Riesling is sweeter that the winery's Columbia Valley Riesling and that extra sugar and peach-preserves ripeness are balanced by pinpoint lime and tangerine acidity. This was also awarded as Riesling under $15.

Seattle Magazine, August 1, 2016

Michelle NV Brut Columbia Valley

This wine received the Sparkling Wine of the year. Aromas combine delicate notes of apples, lemon and white flower, and the palate delights in its fine, persistent mousse.

Seattle Magazine, August 1, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle Eroica Riesling

This wine was entered into the White Wine Hall of Fame after winning so many awards in the previous years.

Seattle Weekly, August 1, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Seattle Weekly selected Chateau Ste. Michelle as ‘Best Winery’ in the area by their readers and audiences in a recent article, Seattle Weekly’s 2016 Best of Seattle.

Arizona Daily Star, July 27, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle

The Arizona Daily Star features Chateau Ste. Michelle as a “must visit while in the area.”

Toronto Sun, July 13, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

The Toronto Sun selects the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon as Wine of the Week.

Kitsap Sun, July 3, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Kitsap Sun featured an article on the Red Mountain AVA in eastern Washington, mentioning how Chateau Ste. Michelle and Antinori purchased property right away.

Decanter, July 1, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Decanter’s July edition features an article titled, “Washington State: The Perfect Climate for Wine” mentioning Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia Crest’s rapid growth for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. It also includes a quote from head wine maker, Bob Bertheau and mentions the Eroica 2013 Riesling Washington State as one of the author’s favorite wines.

Food & Wine, July 1, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Mimi Chardonnay

Food & Wine Magazine highlights the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Mimi Chardonnay as one of Food & Wine’s Top picks for “America’s favorite summer white: Chardonnay.”

The Wine Advocate, June 30, 2016

93 points

Chateau Ste Michelle 2013 Artist Series Red Blend Columbia Valley

Up with some of the top wines from the vintage, the 2013 Artist Series Meritage (65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc) offers a focused, tight profile that will benefit from short-term cellaring. Graphite, plums, black currants and smoked herbs all emerge from this full-bodied, impeccably balanced, layered blend that will keep for 15 years or more.

Winemaker Bob Bertheau is the driving force behind the incredible quality coming from this estate; impeccably made wines, large quantities and killer values are the name of the game here.

The Wine Advocate, June 30, 2016

93 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills

A rocking value, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyards would cost five times the price if it came from Napa. Made from 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Merlot, aged 22 months in 62% new French oak, it has fabulous Cabernet character in its ripe currant fruits, crushed rock, and tobacco leaf-like aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, concentrated and layered, with a great texture, drink it anytime over the coming decade.

Indian Wells label on bottle