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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.

Maryland Gazette, 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.

Wine Spectator, March 9, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Dry Riesling Columbia Valley

The Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Dry Riesling was featured as “Wine of the Day” on March 9, 2016 in Wine Spectator.

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

Huffington Post, March 3, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Chardonnay Columbia Valley

The Huffington Post featured an article from Richard Jennings who breaks down popular Chardonnays that you can purchase at the grocery store. He selected the Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay as his favorite in the $10-$12 range.

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.

Wine Enthusiast, March 1, 2016

86 points, “Best Buy”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Pear, butter and spice aromas lead to tingly, broad-feeling flavors that are straight down the fairway.

Food & Wine, March 1, 2016

Northstar Winery

Food and Wine features Northstar, Chateau Ste. Michelle, and Col Solare in a roundup of the "Best Washington State Wineries to Visit"

Food & Wine, March 1, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Food and Wine features Northstar, Chateau Ste. Michelle, and Col Solare in a roundup of the "Best Washington State Wineries to Visit"

Food & Wine, March 1, 2016

Col Solare

Food and Wine features Northstar, Chateau Ste. Michelle, and Col Solare in a roundup of the "Best Washington State Wineries to Visit"

Wines & Vines, March 1, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Wines and Vines Magazine explored the January off-premise sales growth of domestic wines as measured by IRI. Chateau Ste. Michelle and 14 Hands placed in the top 20 table wine brands in off-premise sales. March 2016 issue.
-Chateau Ste. Michelle #7  sales change: 10%
-14 Hands # 14  sales change 14%

Washington State Visitor Guide, March 1, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

The 2016 Washington State Visitor Guide featured a write-up about Chateau Ste. Michelle being the heart of Woodinville’s Wine Country and the foundation on which the wine industry here was built.

Drinks International, March 1, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Drinks International released its annual most admired wine brands in the world. Here are the results:
No.38 (No. 3 most admired for the North American region)

San Jose Mercury News, February 28, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling

The San Jose Mercury News featured Chateau Ste. Michelle in their “Sweet truth about dry Riesling revealed” article. Orlin recommended the Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling, also stating how we are the largest producer of Riesling, with 90% that sells for about $10 a bottle. This article also ran in The Oakland Tribune.

Oakland Tribune, February 28, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling

The San Jose Mercury News featured Chateau Ste. Michelle in their “Sweet truth about dry Riesling revealed” article. Orlin recommended the Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling, also stating how we are the largest producer of Riesling, with 90% that sells for about $10 a bottle. This article also ran in The Oakland Tribune.

The Herald (Everett, WA), February 28, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Merlot Columbia Valley

This wine offers aromas of dark toast, toffee and cherry pipe tobacco with black currant, Rainier cherry, raspberry jam, sweet thyme and a whiff of caramel corn. There's a deft use of Syrah (11%) to sand down the tannin structure, allowing for an expression of Bing cherry, chocolate covered pomegranate and dark blueberries. The flash of green tea in the finish makes for a pleasing length.

Coast News, February 26, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Coast News’s article features the success of Washington Wines, highlighting Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia Crest.

Coast News, February 26, 2016

Columbia Crest Winery

Coast News’s article features the success of Washington Wines, highlighting Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia Crest.

Tri-City Herald, February 24, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Merlot Columbia Valley

Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue recently wrote an article highlighting affordable red wines featuring the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Merlot, "This opens with aromas of dark toast, toffee and cherry pipe tobacco with black currant, Rainier cherry, raspberry jam, sweet thyme and a whiff of caramel corn. There’s a deft use of Syrah (11%) to sand down the tannin structure, allowing for an expression of Bing cherry, chocolate-covered pomegranate and dark blueberries. The flash of green tea in the finish makes for pleasing length. Suggested pairings include beef, lamb, grilled salmon and hearty pastas dishes.

Indian Wells label on bottle