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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.

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.

The Wine Advocate, June 30, 2016

92 points

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

The inky colored 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard checks in as 100% Cabernet and saw 22 months in 64% French and American oak. Ripe, sexy, textured and with real density, it gives up lots of chocolate, caramelized plum, vanilla bean, and currant-like aromas and flavors. It has the texture to drink nicely even today, but I’m sure it will keep for at least a decade.

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 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

One of the standouts in the lineup is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Ethos Reserve, which comes from a number of sites in the Columbia valley and incorporates 10% Merlot. Aged in 53% new French and American oak, this full-bodied, rich, unctuously textured and concentrated Cabernet is loaded with notions of currants, blueberries, smoked herbs, and licorice. Possessing low acidity, a plump profile and no hard edges, it can be enjoyed anytime over the coming decade.

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

90 points

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

The 2014 Chardonnay Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard is terrific, with classy white peach, stone fruits, citrus and white flower characteristics in a balanced, fresh, thrillingly drinkable style. It has real Chardonnay character and is a smoking value. Hitting 13.5% alcohol and aged nine months in 83% French oak and the balance in stainless steel, buy this beauty by the case and drink it over the coming year or two.

The Wine Advocate, June 30, 2016

92 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Ethos Reserve Chardonnay Columbia Valley

The clear standout is the brilliant 2014 Chardonnay Ethos Reserve, which comes from a number of sites in the Columbia Valley and saw a completely native fermentation followed by nine months in 41% new French oak. Medium-bodied, supple, textured and rich, with ample stone fruits, buttered citrus, brioche and a touch of white flowers, it has tons to love and should keep for 2-3 years.

The Wine Advocate, June 30, 2016

91 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Canoe Rdige Estate merlot Horse Heaven Hills

An impressive wine is the 2013 Merlot Canoe Ridge Estate. There’s 5% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend and it spent 16 months in 59% new French and American oak. Possessing first-rate aromatics of plums, currants, licorice and damp earth, this medium to full-bodied, supple, charming Merlot has outstanding purity and surprising mid-palate density.

The Wine Advocate, June 30, 2016

92 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Ethos Reserve Syrah Columbia Valley

Made from 100% Syrah that was raised 20 months in 54% new French oak, the 2013 Syrah Ethos Reserve Colombia Valley is another first-rate effort from winemaker Bob Bertheau. Giving up lots of jammy black raspberry and crème de cassis fruit, vanilla, toast and spice, it has full-bodied richness, a decadent, rounded texture, ripe tannin and a great finish. From a difficult vintage for Syrah, this is a beauty!

The Bulletin, June 30, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle

The Bulletin features Chateau Ste. Michelle as one of the world’s largest producers of Riesling and also mentions Riesling Rendezvous.

The Reverse Wine Snob, June 29, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Riesling Columbia Valley

The Reverse Wine Snob features the Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Columbia Valley, “To put simply, it’s just a delight to drink.”

San Angelo Standard-Times, June 29, 2016

Eroica Riesling

The San Angelo Standard-Times suggests the Eroica Riesling to enjoy with “shrimp, wrapped in bacon or boiled.”

Natalie MacLean's Wine Blog, June 22, 2016

93 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Merlot Columbia Valley

A blockbuster Washington Merlot from a strong vintage. Aromas of black cherry, spice and smoke. A splash of Syrah in this mostly Merlot wine adds a depth of black raspberry flavour and supple texture. Washington didn't suffer from the pylloxera root louse devastation so the vines are still planted on 100% vinifera rootstook and convey that typicity beautifully. Pair with grilled pork chops.

Natalie MacLean's Wine Blog, June 22, 2016

92 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

This terrific Washington Cabernet blends French sensibilities with New World energy and vigour. Classic Cabernet with blackberry and cassis, mocha-espresso aromas from the oak and very balanced. Full-bodied and smooth. This Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet also includes small amount of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Syrah in the blend. Pair with a pepper steak.

Natalie MacLean's Wine Blog, June 22, 2016

92 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Classic Cabernet with blackberry and cassis, mocha-espresso aromas from the oak and very balanced. Full-bodied and smooth. This Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet also includes small amount of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Syrah in the blend. Pair with a pepper steak.

Natalie MacLean's Wine Blog, June 22, 2016

91 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Syrah Columbia Valley

A luxurious black cherry-kirsch liqueur aroma on the nose and palate with jammy raspberry notes yet dry and elegant. Perfect for prime rib.

Natalie MacLean's Wine Blog, June 22, 2016

92 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Chardonnay Columbia Valley

This vines for this lovely Washington Chardonnay are planted at 200 feet above sea level which is ideal for achieving a silky texture from the grapes rather than an oak barrel. Rich and full-bodied with luscious layers of fleshy ripe peach, pear and butterscotch. This Washington Chardonnay has great finesse and styling: French spirit with Washington DNA. It was barrel fermented without a lot of lees stirring to preserve it's zesty character. Finishes with apple and citrus notes. Pair with roast chicken or veal.

The Reverse Wine Snob, June 18, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Pinot Gris Columbia Valley

The Reverse Wine Snob reviews the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Pinot Gris stating, “With good acidity this wine makes a great pairing for seafood. The fruit turns more tart mid-palate and leads into the dry, long finish which even features some nice mineral streaks. Pinot Gris for the win!”

Wine Spectator, June 15, 2016

90 points, “Smart Buy”

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, June 15, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Indian Wells Merlot Columbia Valley

Wine Spectator features the Columbia Crest 2013 H3 Les Chevaux Horse Heaven Hills and the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Indian Wells Merlot Columbia Valley in their Savvy Shopper Bargain Burgundy Wines.

No Depression, June 5, 2016

“Concert series”

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

No Depression features a review of the recent Bob Dylan show, “the first of his latest tour—at the lush Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, Washington, over the weekend proved, he fully intends to pack a summer’s worth of sets with Old Blue Eyes’ dreamy tunes.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 1, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Dry Riesling Columbia Valley

St. Louis Post-Dispatch selects the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Dry Riesling as a “refreshing dry Riesling.”
Tasting notes included: " Crisp and inviting, it combines peach and other stone fruit flavors with a touch of citrus. It would pair well with spicy Asian dishes, seafood and other lighter fare."

Indian Wells label on bottle