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Wine & Spirits, December 1, 2016

90 points, “Year's Best - 2016”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Artist Series Columbia Valley

The 2012 Artist Series is about 70 percent Cabernet, the balance Merlot and Cabernet franc. It's big and juicy at the outset, its youthful plumpness marked by firm, plummy tannins.

Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2016

91 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Ethos Late Harvest Riesling Columbia Valley

The aromas are exuberant, with appealing notes of apricot, pineapple, honey, white flowers and citrus. The citrus and tropical-fruit flavors are rich yet elegant, topped by a lengthy finish. —S.S.

Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2016

91 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Artist Series Red Wine Columbia Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon (65%) takes the lead in this wine, followed by Merlot (29%), Malbec (3%) and Cabernet Franc (3%). Aromas of cocoa, vanilla, graphite, and red and black fruit are followed by palate-coating fruit and barrel flavors backed by firm but well-integrated tannins. —S.S.

Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2016

89 points, “Best Buy”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Dry Riesling Columbia Valley

The aromas are vibrant, with notes of pear, honeysuckle and peach. The pal¬ate is full flavored, dry as promised, with a zing of tart acidity that stitches it all together. It’s an out¬standing value that shows a beautiful sense of balance. Best Buy. —S.S.

Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2016

88 points, “Best Buy”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Pinot Gris Columbia Valley

Pinot Gris has been making inroads in Washington of late and this producer has been leading the way. Pleasing aromas of apple and melon lead to dry full-feeling fruit flavors that linger on the finish. Best Buy. —S.S.

Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2016

91 points

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

The aromas bring notes of toast, spice and dark fruit. The flavors are pitch black, showing the warmth of the vintage and appellation along with their appeal. —S.S.

Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2016

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Aromas of black fruit, spiced plum, vanilla and herb lead to full dark fruit flavors. It shows a lot of ripe¬ness but keeps it in balance. —S.S.

Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2016

88 points, “Best Buy”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Riesling Columbia Valley

Perfumed aromas of lime leaf, white peach and flowers are followed by an off-dry palate, chock full of stone-fruit flavors. Pair it with spicy Thai food. Best Buy. —S.S.

Wine & Spirits, December 1, 2016

“Top 100 Wineries”

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Chateau Ste. Michelle was awarded one of the top 100 wineries from Wine & Spirits 2016 Winter Issue, also receiving 22 awards.

Wine & Spirits, December 1, 2016

89 points, “Top 100 Best Buys”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Simple and sweet, this steal of a chardonnay rallies with firm, focused pear flavors, crisp and fresh.

Wine & Spirits, December 1, 2016

90 points, “Top 100 Best Buys/Best under $10”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Dry Riesling Columbia valley

A remarkable wine for the price, this generous Riesling leads with green and yellow apple scents, with a lees and cinnamon-like accent

Wine & Spirits, December 1, 2016

91 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling Columbia Valley

Remarkably pure and juicy, this is broad at the outset, with a scent of lemon and ripe apple. The flavors are creamy and ripe at first pass, but also floral and lifted as they gather momentum on the palate, shored up with a lemony spritz. A great value.

Wine Spectator Advance, November 30, 2016

87 points, “Best Value”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Pinot Gris Columbia Valley

Light and soft, with pretty pear and apricot flavors on a delicate frame, finishing with a slightly nubby texture. Drink now. 135,400 cases made.—H.S.

Vinous Media, November 29, 2016

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven HIlls

Pale yellow. Ripe grapefruit, pear and peach on the inviting nose, with complicating notes of honeysuckle, ginger and orange blossom. Juicy, tangy Sauvignon Blanc with lovely definition and acidity to its brisk grapefruit and lemon peel flavors. This lightly saline wine is firm but not at all hard-edged, finishing adamantly dry and persistent, with lurking richness and lingering ginger and quinine notes. An excellent vintage for this bottling.

Vinous Media, November 29, 2016

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills

Bright, pale, yellow-tinged gold. Fresh apple and peach aromas are lifted by medicinal herbs and a gingery top note. Concentrated, salty and dry, conveying a strong impression of soil tones to its creamy, ripe stone fruit flavors. Finishes with a slightly aggressive phenolic element but has very good supporting mid-palate stuffing.

Vinous Media, November 29, 2016

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Ethos Reserve Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Bright, green-tinged yellow. Burgundian scents of lemon drop, ginger and hazelnut complicated by a sexy reductive leesy element. Supple, sweet, lightly saline nectarine and peach flavors are accented by spices. Longer and firmer than the Canoe Ridge Chardonnay, even a touch hard-edged today. Another year in the bottle should bring more nuance and pliancy.

Vinous Media, November 29, 2016

91 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Artist Series Red Blend Columbia Valley

Bright ruby. Perfumed floral lift to the aromas of raspberry, mocha, coffee and sexy oak. Densely packed but juicy as well, offering claret-like flavors of red berries, cocoa powder and Belgian chocolate. Strong tannins reach the front teeth. This classically dry, saline Bordeaux blend has the spine to age.

Vinous Media, November 29, 2016

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Bright medium ruby. Dark raspberry, black cherry, menthol and cola on the slightly musky, oaky nose. Concentrated and very ripe, showing just enough juicy lift and energy to its flavors of black cherry, dark berries, spices and chocolate. Not quite porty but could use a bit more nuance. Finishes with big, ripe tannins and very good length. Just this side of heavyhanded but a big mouthful of Cabernet.

Vinous Media, November 29, 2016

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Dark ruby. Musky aromas of cassis, black cherry, licorice, tobacco and game, plus a sexy oak note of coffee. Creamy dark berry, bitter chocolate and mocha flavors are obviously very ripe but display good inner-mouth energy. The building tannins are firm without turning dry. Finishes with attractive spicy lift.

Vinous Media, November 29, 2016

92 points

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

Bright ruby-red. Alluring, complex scents of slightly medicinal black cherry, pomegranate, licorice, chicory, garrigue and roast coffee. Suave and fine-grained, communicating excellent energy to its primary dark fruit and spice flavors. Noteworthy definition and class here. Finishes classically dry, juicy and long. An outstanding wine for its relatively gentle price.

Vinous Media, November 29, 2016

91 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Ethos Reserve Syrah Columbia Valley

Dark, bright ruby. Urgent crushed dark berries and a note of roast coffee reduction on the nose, with black raspberry emerging with aeration. Juicy, penetrating Syrah with crushed blackberry and mineral flavors complicated by a hint of game. A low-fat version of the variety with insistent minerality giving energy and precision to the middle palate. Finishes firmly tannic but with plenty of juicy fruit.

Wine Spectator, November 15, 2016

91 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Ethos Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Firm in texture, with a blanket of superfine tannins surrounding a pulsing core of blackberry, currant, dark plum and violet flavors that keep coursing through the long finish. Best from 2018 through 2023. 3,000 cases made. - HS

Wines Northwest, November 14, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley

Wines Northwest included Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley in their roundup of this week's Wines of the week. "Complex aromas and flavors of melons, herbs and citrus are delicate and food friendly."

Press Democrat, November 7, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley

The Press Democrat recommended sipping on the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc while watching the election results this year.

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