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Wine Spectator Advance, June 15, 2016

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Indian Wells Merlot Columbia Valley

Focused, with firm tannins on a pliable frame, supporting dark berry, licorice and chocolate flavors. Lingers deftly on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2021. -H.S.

Wine Spectator, May 31, 2016

91 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot Columbia Valley

Fresh and inviting, focusing the black cherry, black currant and coffee flavors into a tannin-wrapped package that carries through a long, well-modulated finish. Best from 2017 through 2022. 1,800 cases made.

Sommelier Journal, May 1, 2016

“Judgment of Paris”

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

This month’s cover of SOMM Journal features Ted Baseler, President & CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, as well as an article chronicling history and celebrations surrounding the 40th Anniversary of the Judgment of Paris and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars.

Wine Spectator, April 30, 2016

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Wine Spectator featured an article, “100 great Values from the New World that find inspiration in the classic wines of France”, mentioning if you like Bordeaux try Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Wines Northwest, April 21, 2016

“Wines of the Week”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay

Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Cold Creek Vineyard was established in 1973, making it one of Washington’s oldest plantings. The venerable vines produce small clusters of intense fruit – flavor packed and concentrated. I enjoy the complexity of this wine, reveling in tropical, toasty and citrus aromas with flavors of vanilla and caramel enhancing the palate.

Shanken News Daily, April 19, 2016

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Wine Spectator’s Tim Fish featured a story about Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ acquisition of Sonoma’s Patz & Hall this week. The article highlighted the legacy of both wineries in the industry and commitment to quality.

Great Northwest Wine, April 8, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Great Northwest Wine highlighted many brands from the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Portfolio who shined at the ninth annual American Fine Wine Competition Gala. The SMWE portfolio won “gold six times which generated more than 750 entries.” Spring Valley Vineyard, Col Solare and Chateau Ste. Michelle were all awarded.

The Columbian, April 8, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

The Columbian featured the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Canoe Ridge Estate and the Columbia Crest 2013 H3 Cabernet Sauvignon as two notable wines to try from the Horse Heaven Hills.

"The depth of flavors in this wine made it the hands down winner in this line up for me. 88% Cabernet Sauvignon"

Great Northwest Wine, April 6, 2016

Canoe Ridge Estate

Great Northwest Wine interviewed and highlighted Mimi Nye, who is retiring today after 30 years and leaving a great legacy at Canoe Ridge Estate.

The Herald (Everett, WA), April 3, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Artist Series Red Blend Columbia Valley

The Sunday Herald highlighted the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Artist Series Red Blend as one of Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman’s favorites from the recent Cascadia Wine Competition… “Adorned with art from Dale Chihuly and the wine inside is equally a masterpiece. Flavors of Coffee, black cherry and black currant parade across the palate."

Wine & Spirits, April 1, 2016

89 points, “Best Buy”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Chardonnay Columbia Valley

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

Wine & Spirits, April 1, 2016

90 points, “Best Buy”

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. The flavors are simple but satisfying, balanced and irresistibly mouthwatering.

Portland Monthly, April 1, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Portland Monthly highlights top Washington wineries and craft breweries and features the success of Chateau Ste. Michelle and the Woodinville wine industry.

Wine & Spirits, April 1, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Wine & Spirits 27th Annual Restaurant Poll
- #19 Most Popular Wine Brand in America’s Restaurants
- #3 Most Popular Wine Bottle Under $50
- #24 Most Popular Cabernet Sauvignon
- #1 Most Popular Riesling Brand

Wine Spectator, March 31, 2016

89 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Chardonnay Columbia Valley

On the lighter side, with lemon curd and spice flavors on a sleek frame, picking up fresh green fig notes as the finish lingers.

Wine Spectator, March 31, 2016

89 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Dry Riesling Columbia Valley

Light, soft, floral and appealing, with green apple, mint and mineral flavors that come together smoothly on the dry finish.

Wine Spectator, March 31, 2016

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Indian Wells Red Blend Columbia Valley

Velvety and round, with rich, expressive blueberry, currant and meaty flavors on a supple frame. The finish rolls out gracefully. This has presence and style. Syrah, Merlot, Grenache, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Mourvèdre.

Wine Spectator, March 30, 2016

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

In his March 30th blog for Wine Spectator, Tim Fish wrote about “No Tax Write-Offs Needed for These Value Wines” and included the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley (90 points) citing it as “expressive and balanced.”

Wines Northwest, March 21, 2016

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

This delicious wine from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA came from the warm 2014 vintage as did most of the wines in this tasting. The warmest vintage in many years, the resulting wines offer layers of complex Chardonnay fruit and an appealing mouthfeel to accompany food. Look for aromas of citrus and apple with notes of vanilla and spice. The palate follows with a complex finish that adds stone fruits and flinty mineral.

Wines Northwest, March 21, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay

Wines Northwest reviewed and selected the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay as a versatile Chardonnay and wine of the week, March 21, 2016.

Look for aromas of citrus and apple with notes of vanilla and spice. The palate follows with a complex finish that adds stone fruits and flinty mineral.

Good Fruit Growers, March 18, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Good Fruit Grower featured the announcement of Mimi Nye’s retirement after 35 years at Chateau Ste. Michelle.

The Daily Meal, March 17, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

The Daily Meal selects the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon to pair with a selection of big bold cheeses.

The New York Times, March 16, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle

The New York Times featured “8 Ways Cruise Options are expanding” highlighting the new Chateau Ste. Michelle Blend Experience on Holland America’s new ship the Koningsdam.

Capital, March 16, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Capital’s Wine Etc. reviewed the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, as “very smooth, and elegant with no hard edges, this well-crafted deep and rich Cabernet Sauvignon is aged in a combination of French and American oak and displays ripe cherry and berry flavors in a very elegant presentation.” This article also ran in the Maryland Gazette, The Shelby Star.

Indian Wells label on bottle