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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.

Single Vineyards 2008 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot

The Wine Advocate, 2013

90 Points - April 5

With a blend similar to that of its 2009 counterpart and slightly lower 15% alcohol, this wine delivers much more primary juiciness of dark betters, cut, and focus.Green tea and bitter dark chocolate offer interestingly contrasting accents and the finish here is impressively persistent and heat-free.

Single Vineyards 2008 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine Advocate, 2013

91 Points - April 5

Sandalwood, vanilla, nutmeg, tobacco and ripe dark berries make for an alluring aromatic display in this wine and inform a broad, satiny palate with carob and dark chocolate undertones. This retains delightful freshness of berry juiciness and introduces a saliva-inducing salinity to its sustained finish..

Single Vineyards 2008 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot

The Wine Advocate, 2013

92 Points - April 5

Black tea, sassafras, cola, and bittersweet floral perfume garland the rich, still freshly juicy cherry, reconvening on a palate that reveals fine-grained tannins, vivacious freshness, yet at the same time dark, savory depth suggesting peat, tobacco, and crushed stone.

Single Vineyards 2008 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine Advocate, 2013

90 Points - April 5

The Ste. Michelle 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Canoe Ridge Estate is unblended save for a touch of Syrah such as finds its way into many of this winery's otherwise Bordelais blends. Aged in diverse barrels 60% of which were new but are thankfully discreet, this displays the ripe dark cherry fruit with piquancy and cut of berry pip...

Artist Series 2008 Artist Series Meritage - La Bruja Label

The Wine Advocate, 2013

91 Points - April 5

Ste Michelle's 2008 Meritage Artist Series is sappy and pungent; berry-sweet in ripeness; and finely-tannic in feel. With cut, vibrancy, as well as invigorating piquancy and pungency, this finishes strongly and promises to be well worth following for at least the better part of a half dozen more years.

Artist Series 2008 Artist Series Meritage - Carousel Label

The Wine Advocate, 2013

91 Points - April 5

Ste Michelle's 2008 Meritage Artist Series is sappy and pungent; berry-sweet in ripeness; and finely-tannic in feel. With cut, vibrancy, as well as invigorating piquancy and pungency, this finishes strongly and promises to be well worth following for at least the better part of a half dozen more years.

Artist Series 2008 Artist Series Meritage - Butterfly Label

The Wine Advocate, 2013

91 Points - April 5

Ste Michelle's 2008 Meritage Artist Series is sappy and pungent; berry-sweet in ripeness; and finely-tannic in feel. With cut, vibrancy, as well as invigorating piquancy and pungency, this finishes strongly and promises to be well worth following for at least the better part of a half dozen more years.

Artist Series 2008 Artist Series Meritage

The Wine Advocate, 2013

91 Points - April 5

Ste Michelle's 2008 Meritage Artist Series is sappy and pungent; berry-sweet in ripeness; and finely-tannic in feel. With cut, vibrancy, as well as invigorating piquancy and pungency, this finishes strongly and promises to be well worth following for at least the better part of a half dozen more years.

Eroica 2007 Eroica Single Berry Select

The Wine Advocate, 2013

92 Points - April 5

Aromas of smoky black tea, truffle, honey, orange marmalade, and peach preserves anticipate the complex flavors that emerge on a palate uncannily poised between textural creaminess and honeyed richness on the one hand and levity and refreshment on the other

Eroica 2007 Eroica Riesling

The Wine Advocate, 2013

92 Points - April 5

Alluring floral notes on the nose of Ste Michelle-Loosen’s 2007 Riesling Eroica carry onto a buoyant, still-juicy palate as if one were chomping on bittersweet mouthfuls of buddleia, iris, and jasmine. Apple and sweet lime play against wet stone and alkaline notes...

Single Vineyards 2007 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot

The Wine Advocate, 2013

91 Points - April 5

Scents of dark plum and cherry are joined by herbal high tones, smoky black tea, as well as suggestions of sea breeze in this wine, all anticipating a juicy, bittersweet, faintly medicinal pit- and salt-tinged palate impression. With a flatteringly polished feel and next-sip compelling combination of primary fruit juiciness...

Ethos Reserve 2006 Ethos Reserve Chardonnay

The Wine Advocate, 2013

88 Points - April 5

... still a hint of creaminess remains; and the flavors are complex and fascinating, including a saliva-inducing salinity allied in maritime fashion to alkalinity, and a smoky interface of toasted barrel and nuts that delightfully compliments what’s left here of winter pear-like primary fruit.

Single Vineyards 2005 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot

The Wine Advocate, 2013

90 Points - April 5

The Ste Michelle 2005 Merlot Cold Creek Vineyard evokes dark berries and beet root steeped with bittersweet green herbs, and fruit pits. Its tannins virtually undetectable, it finishes with sappy persistence and just a hint of sweet-sour tension between its sweetly fruited and herbaceous aspects. I suspect it will be best enj...

Single Vineyards 2005 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot

The Wine Advocate, 2013

92 Points - April 5

Toasted nuts, high-toned green herbs, smoky black tea, crushed stone, humus, iodine and salt add mouthwatering intrigue, while the sweetness of fruit, not in the least superficial, persists through a long, lip-smacking finish.

Eroica 2004 Eroica Riesling

The Wine Advocate, 2013

88 Points - April 5

There is a decadent amalgam of alkaline, bitter herbal and cider elements here that suggests the wine is now several years past its prime. Soft in feel and attenuated in finish, it nonetheless manages a modicum of refreshment and certainly retains considerable interest, but should be drunk soon.

Eroica 2001 Eroica Single Berry Select

The Wine Advocate, 2013

88 Points - April 5

The Ste Michelle-Loosen 2001 Riesling Eroica Single Berry Select is deep amber in color and dominated by an Esszencia-like, ultra-viscous amalgam of apricot preserves, honey, and candied lemon rind.

Single Vineyards 1997 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine Advocate, 2013

89 Points - April 5

While the 2005 tasted alongside had already witnessed its best days, a Ste Michelle 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard delivered a complex and convincing amalgam of high-toned distilled berry and nut oil esters in the nose and a harmonious palate featuring black tea, leather, and the persistence of spirituous yet als...

Columbia Valley 2011 Pinot Gris

Wine Enthusiast, 2013

88 Points, “Best Buy” - April 1

Ste. Michelle's reliable Pinot Gris has lively, crisp and spritzy qualities, and it boasts flavors of melon and pear. There was 4% Viognier added to the mix, which has contributed a pleasing floral aroma.

Limited Release 2011 Limited Release Unoaked Chardonnay

Wine Enthusiast, 2013

91 Points, “Editors' Choice” - April 1

Part of a Limited Release series, this is an all-stainless Chardonnay. Ripe, tart and focused, it offers spicy bursts of yellow and green fruits, and it shows a sur lie-derived texture. The pinpoint details are gorgeous.

Columbia Valley 2011 Gewürztraminer

Wine Enthusiast, 2013

88 Points, “Best Buy” - April 1

Off-dry and balanced, this wine exudes floral and spicy aromas. It has a citrus highlight and a rose petal scent.

Single Vineyards 2010 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot

Wine Enthusiast, 2013

90 Points, “Editors' Choice” - April 1

Made in fairly modest quantities, this Merlot bears dark fruit that shows a pleasing, dusty quality. The blend includes 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, which keeps it in the Bordeaux-style camp. Firm and concentrated, it finishes with a tasty mix of cocoa, coffee grounds and Asian spices.