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Wine Enthusiast, March 1, 2016

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Aromas of barrel spice, vanilla, dill and blue-black fruit are bright and focused. The plum and barrel flavors show depth and a sense of texture, with lingering flavors. This wine is not typically Cabernet but it
offers much appeal.

Wine Enthusiast, March 1, 2016

90 points, “Best Buy”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Syrah Columbia Valley

Notes of olive, herbs, flowers, orange peel, gravel, meat, coffee and light barrel spices leap up on a wine that shows a lot of aromatic complexity. The fruit and savory flavors are plush and full in feel followed by a lingering finish. There’s a whole lot of wine delivered for this price.

Wine Enthusiast, March 1, 2016

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot Columbia Valley

Aromas of cedar, vanilla, raspberry, coffee, herbs and barrel spice are followed by concentrated fruit flavors backed by firm tannins. It’s a delicious example of the variety.

Wine Enthusiast, March 1, 2016

88 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Indian Wells Merlot Columbia Valley

Barrel aromas of vanilla, coconut and toast are at the fore followed by luxurious coffee and plum flavors that linger. Grainy tannins back it all up.

Wine Enthusiast, March 1, 2016

88 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Indian Wells Red Blend Columbia Valley

This wine is equal parts Syrah and Merlot (43% each), with the balance a smattering of other varieties. The coffee and berry aromas seem faint while the palate delivers all of the plush fruit flavors this vintage has to offer.

Wine Enthusiast, March 1, 2016

87 points, “Best Buy”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Dry Riesling Columbia Valley

Bright aromas of lime, white flowers, pear and white peach are followed by bone-dry, lively fruit flavors. It’s a winner by itself but will also shine on the dinner table.

Tri-City Herald, February 3, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley

The Yakima Herald recently highlighted Washington Sauvignon Blanc and how it was an under appreciated white wine, recommending the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Sauvignon Blanc. "This offers aromas of pineapple and Angel Food Cake, yet also notes of gooseberry and juniper berry. On the palate, it is brisk, bright and bone dry with melon and grapefruit flavors framed by tingly acidity."

Wine & Spirits, February 1, 2016

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Artist Series Meritage 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. This needs some cellar time to shake off its baby fat. Then serve it with steak.

Wine & Spirits, February 1, 2016

87 points, “Best Buy/ "Best for $10 or Less"”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Riesling Columbia Valley

This is fresh and saline, with lemon and crisp apple flavors. Chill it for a twilight aperitif.

Yakima Herald, January 31, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley

The Yakima Herald recently highlighted Washington Sauvignon Blanc and how it was an under appreciated white wine, recommending the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Sauvignon Blanc. "This offers aromas of pineapple and Angel Food Cake, yet also notes of gooseberry and juniper berry. On the palate, it is brisk, bright and bone dry with melon and grapefruit flavors framed by tingly acidity."

About.com, January 30, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Riesling Columbia Valley

Stacy Slinkard from About.com gave her selections of the "Best white wines for a comparative tasting," suggesting the Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling.

The Dallas Morning News, January 27, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Pinot Gris Columbia Valley

The Dallas Morning News tasted 24 wines to pair with Green Chile Stew and the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Pinot Gris was selected among the Top 8. "Tidwell said the wine's acidity as well as its plush fruit made it a good partner for the dish. It's an excellent value."

Seattle Met, January 26, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Seattle Met selected the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon as its “Wine of the Week,” saying “Chateau Ste. Michelle is not only one of Washington’s oldest wineries, it is also one of the state’s best, consistently producing high quality wines up and down the price ladder.”

Examiner.com (National), January 22, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Gewurztraminer Columbia Valley

Examiner.com featured the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Gewurztraminer stating “this wine fits the ideal profile of a “value wine” and one that will pack a lot of bang for the buck into your wine budget.”

Eater National, January 20, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling Columbia Valley

Sommelier Rachel Van Til was recently interviewed in an article inquiring about the best value wine regions. Van Til recommended the Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling because“you can find it just about anywhere and it over-delivers for the price.”

Great Northwest Wine, January 15, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley

Great Northwest Wine recently reviewed the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Sauvignon Blanc giving it an outstanding rating and a best buy!

LacrosseTribune.com, January 10, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Sweet Riesling

The Lacrosse Tribune highlighted the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Sweet Riesling as Wine of the Week.

LacrosseTribune.com, January 9, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Harvest Select Sweet Riesling Columbia Valley

The La Crosse Tribune selected the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Sweet Riesling as “Wine of the Week” this week.

The News Tribune, January 8, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

The News Tribune and The Olympian, features the Columbia Crest 2013 Grand Estates Limited Release Gold Red Wine and the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon as a great red wines for $15.

The Olympian, January 8, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

The News Tribune and The Olympian, features the Columbia Crest 2013 Grand Estates Limited Release Gold Red Wine and the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon as a great red wines for $15.

The News Tribune, January 8, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Harvest Select Sweet Riesling

The News Tribune highlighted 10 tasty, affordable white wines selecting the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Harvest Select Sweet Riesling and the 14 Hands 2014 Pinot Gris.

Great Northwest Wine, January 1, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Great Northwest Wine Released their Top 100 wines of 2015. The following wines were included:

#22: Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Dry Riesling, Columbia Valley

#58: Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Harvest Select Sweet Riesling, Columbia Valley

#62: Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Examiner.com (National), December 31, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Examiner.com featured Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Chateau Ste. Michelle and Eroica in its year-end round-up of wines that made their year.

Wine Spectator, December 31, 2015

88 points, “Web only/ Daily Wine Pick (1/23/16)”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Gewurztraminer Columbia Valley

Light, polished and appealing, with apricot and peach ripeness on a crisp, barely off-dry background. Drink now.

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