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Single Vineyards 2010 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay

Wine Spectator, 2013

91 Points, “Smart Buy” - June 15

Smooth and round, wrapping the pear and pineapple fruit in a veil of honeycomb flavor, lingering gently and evocatively.

Single Vineyards 2010 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay

Wine Spectator, 2013

89 Points - June 15

Polished and spicy, with creamy oak notes around a supple core of melon and pear flavors. Lightens up on the finish. Drink now through 2015.

Single Vineyards 2011 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling

Wine & Spirits, 2013

90 Points, “Top 100 Values of the Year” - June 1

This warm-site riesling leads with broad accents of golden apple and a hint of peach. The generously forward flavors are marked by a fine mineral texture, the fruit enveloping on the finish.

2011 Saint M Riesling

Wine Spectator, 2013

88 Points - April 30

Fresh and juicy, with delicate floral notes to the white plum and berry flavors. A dried apricot hint lingers on the spicy finish. Drink now.

Eroica 2011 Eroica Riesling

The Wine Advocate, 2013

90 Points - April 5

The Ste Michelle-Loosen 2011 Riesling Eroica is scented with lime, apple blossom, clover, honeydew and mint, and gushes with juicy honeydew and apple fruit, its vivacity and (at 11% alcohol) levity reflecting the long, cool growing season including a summer without the usual hundred-degree heat spikes.

Ethos Reserve 2010 Ethos Reserve Chardonnay

The Wine Advocate, 2013

87 Points - April 5

“I'm looking for my little baby Burgundy with this bottling,” remarks Bertheau of his 2010 Chardonnay Ethos, pointing to the fact that half of it fermented spontaneously. There is also no filtration in recent years of the Ethos Chardonnays. A satisfying balance between creaminess of texture and juiciness, confectionary and nu...

Eroica 2010 Eroica Riesling

The Wine Advocate, 2013

90 Points - April 5

Green apple and crabapple as well as pineapple, white peach and honeydew melon inform a bright but (at 12.5% alcohol) quite substantial palate and a combination of density and vivacity such as is scarcely possible in wine from any other grape.

Single Vineyards 2010 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay

The Wine Advocate, 2013

88 Points - April 5

Ste. Michelle's 2010 Chardonnay Canoe Ridge Estate is fermented 30% in new barriques and around an equal share of it fermented spontaneously. As with the comparable basic bottling, around 15% of the barrels failed to go through malo. (Until recently, though, this bottling consisted entirely of barrels than had completed...

Columbia Valley 2009 Merlot

The Wine Advocate, 2013

88 Points - April 5

Delivers a positive deep combination of dark cherry, humus-like earthiness tinged with cinnamon and saliva-inducing salinity. As it opens to the air, a greenhouse-like amalgam of flowering and leafing things adds cepage-typical allure, and the polish of tannins and degree of persistence here are admirable.

Limited Release 2009 Limited Release Druthers Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine Advocate, 2013

89 Points - April 5

The Ste Michelle 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Druthers represents 178 cases raised in new barrels from Cold Creek and Elephant Mountain, and was allowed to let all of its 16% potential alcohol hang out. It manages to combine considerable richness of mid-palate texture and overt ripeness of creme de cassis with grip and energy. A b...

Ethos Reserve 2009 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine Advocate, 2013

90 Points - April 5

This wine displays forward, confitured cherry reinforced by nougat and chocolate... This is flatteringly polished, plush and expansive, the trade-off for the aforementioned virtues... being slightly less complexity and less primary juiciness or savor to the nevertheless long finish.

Eroica 2009 Eroica Riesling

The Wine Advocate, 2013

88 Points - April 5

The Ste Michelle-Loosen 2009 Riesling Eroica is quite fusil though also enticingly sea breeze-like in aroma, and its lime is expressed more as piquant rind than tart juice. Musk melon and Golden Delicious apple succulently flesh-out an almost caressing palate...

Single Vineyards 2009 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot

The Wine Advocate, 2013

88 Points - April 5

Clove and licorice accent the dark cherry fruit of Ste Michelle's 2009 Merlot Cold Creek Vineyard, whose ripeness is accompanied by slightly grainy tannins and more obviously reflects the heat of this vintage than did the corresponding bottling from cooler, breezier, waterside Canoe Ridge. Bittersweetly persistent, but withou...

Single Vineyards 2009 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine Advocate, 2013

89 Points - April 5

Peppery, smoky dark tobacco, and pungently green herbal notes tweak the nose from the glass of Ste Michelle's 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard, then add interest to a predictably dark ripe berry-dominated, plush palate. There is faint heat (from just over 15% alcohol) and chew in the finish but also impressively...

Single Vineyards 2009 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine Advocate, 2013

88 Points - April 5

When compared with its 2008 predecessor, the Ste Michelle 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Canoe Ridge Estate wants a bit for vivacity and complexity, but it's texturally plush and mouth-coating as well as seamlessly ripe, candied cherry joining forces with creme de cassis – all no doubt significantly reflecting its warm growing...

Artist Series 2009 Artist Series Meritage - Data Label

The Wine Advocate, 2013

90 Points - April 5

Licorice, chocolate, and tar mingle with cherry and cassis in a satisfyingly persistent finish.

Artist Series 2009 Artist Series Meritage - Chaos Label

The Wine Advocate, 2013

90 Points - April 5

Licorice, chocolate, and tar mingle with cherry and cassis in a satisfyingly persistent finish.

Artist Series 2009 Artist Series Meritage

The Wine Advocate, 2013

90 Points - April 5

Licorice, chocolate, and tar mingle with cherry and cassis in a satisfyingly persistent finish.

Limited Release 2008 Limited Release Druthers Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine Advocate, 2013

90 Points - April 5

It retains plenty of fullness but little heat, and plenty of richness of glycerol, mouth feel and sweet dark berry fruit, yet preserves also a bright primary fresh fruit juiciness, finishing with energy and ping. This also incorporates licorice, tobacco, and quite understated caramelization from barrel.

Ethos Reserve 2008 Ethos Reserve Late Harvest White Riesling

The Wine Advocate, 2013

87 Points - April 5

...displays musky, animal, faintly stale bread, black tea and truffle aspects of botrytis, a mixture that is intriguingly complex if not indicative of ideal nobility, and while the corresponding palate dominated by peach preserves, orange liqueur, brown sugar and apple jelly certainly exhibits a strongly-concentrating influen...

Ethos Reserve 2008 Ethos Reserve Chardonnay

The Wine Advocate, 2013

88 Points - April 5

Polished and creamy yet with sap and in the final analysis even a modicum of refreshment, this features Bosc pear and pineapple tinged with toasted nuts, marzipan, butterscotch and vanilla, and finishing with satisfying length.

Ethos Reserve 2008 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine Advocate, 2013

88 Points - April 5

Ste. Michelle's 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Ethos (blended with Syrah in an attempt to boost its sense of extract) seems a case where vintage proves somewhat at odds with wine style. There isn't the ripeness or richness of material here to make the sort of enveloping, sweet statement found in the corresponding 2009; on the other ...

Eroica 2008 Eroica Single Berry Select

The Wine Advocate, 2013

89 Points - April 5

With eye-opening and nostril-flaring intensity of high-toned fruit distillates, candied citrus rinds, and shellac, the Ste Michelle-Loosen 2008 Riesling Eroica Single Berry Select makes at the very least a striking and complex impression.

Eroica 2008 Eroica Riesling

The Wine Advocate, 2013

89 Points - April 5

Reflecting a cool growing season, the Ste Michelle-Loosen 2008 Riesling Eroica displays both aromatic pungency and tart piquancy of green apple and crab apple, along with fresh Bartlett pear and lime.