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Wine & Spirits, October 1, 2014

“Top 100 Winery of the Year”

Chateau Ste. Michelle

(20th Winery of the Year honor)
"As a winery, as a neighbor, as a regional steward, Chateau Ste. Michelle does a number of things well." This marks the 20th time the winery has been named to this prestigious list, more than any other American winery.

Impact Magazine, October 1, 2014

Chateau Ste. Michelle

In Impact Magazine's October 1st issue Chateau Ste. Michelle was highlighted as a Blue Chip Brand, meaning a brand that has not only stood the test of time, but also grown stronger over the years.

The Express-Times, September 29, 2014

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2008 Ethos Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Chateau Ste. Michelle Ethos Cabernet Sauvignon.
Fragrant aromatics of spice and black berry, raspberry fruit. An iron fist in a velvet glove with soft mouthfeel and long finish.

Washington Wine Report, September 25, 2014

“Exceptional”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Cold Creek Chardonnay Columbia Valley

An aromatically appealing wine with notes of corn silk, peach, mineral, and toasty spices showing a lot of complexity and detail. The palate is medium bodied with a creamy feel, showing a lot of subtlety, depth, and elegance with an exquisitely long finish. 100% Chardonnay.

Puget Sound Business Journal, September 23, 2014

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Puget Sound Business Journal highlights Chateau Ste. Michelle as one of the six Washington wineries that made Wine and Spirits Magazine's top 100 wineries of the year.

San Francisco Chronicle, September 21, 2014

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Ethos Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

This latest Ethos was a pleasure. Oak char is balanced by a deep, creamy Cabernet flavor-cured tobacco, brambly blackberries, rosemary, dust. All those savory tones add perfect balance.

Great Northwest Wine, September 17, 2014

“Excellent”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Pinot Gris Columbia Valley

The stated stylistic approach to Pinot Gris by head winemaker Bob Bertheau is one that falls between the lighter Italian Pinot Grigio and the richer, rounder Pinot Gris from Alsace. This does that, starting with a floral nose of sweet herbs, pineapple, pear, Granny Smith apple and lime. There’s a nice pop of acidity on the inviting entry, which is followed by honeydew melon, Uncola, more apple and a finish of starfruit. Suggested fare includes Chicken Alfredo, halibut or scallops influenced by tarragon or anise.

Wine Press Northwest, September 14, 2014

Chateau Ste Michelle

Wine Press Northwest featured an article and video of Chateau Ste. Michelle vineyard manager Mimi Nye and her work at the Canoe Ridge Estate vineyard. The writer also interviewed winemaker Raymon McKee to talk about the new Reserve Cellar equipment at Canoe Ridge Estate.

Tri-City Herald, September 14, 2014

Chateau Ste Michelle

Tri-City Herald featured an article and video of Chateau Ste. Michelle vineyard manager Mimi Nye and her work at the Canoe Ridge Estate vineyard. The writer also interviewed winemaker Raymon McKee to talk about the new Reserve Cellar equipment at Canoe Ridge Estate.

Great Northwest Wine, September 14, 2014

“Excellent”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Hills

Best Buy! The Northwest’s most accessible example of Sauvignon Blanc excels in the hands of Australian winemaker Wendy Stuckey. She crafts it in an approachable, food-friendly style that starts with aromas of fresh-mowed grass, gooseberry, lime peel and kumquat. She manages the mouth feel of this high-acid variety with a program of 40% barrel fermentation in attenuated oak, allowing for a refreshing entry of Granny Smith apple, gooseberry, quince and slate. Enjoy with fare such as rosemary-rubbed chicken, halibut, mussels steamed with curry, Vietnamese pho laced with ginger or a fruit plate featuring chevre.

The Spokesman-Review, September 12, 2014

Chateau Ste Michelle

The Spokesman-Review
September 12, 2014
By Eric Degerman & Andy Perdue

Ste. Michelle stands apart
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/sep/12/ste-michelle-stands-apart/

Review:
The Spokesman-Review features Chateau Ste. Michelle and some of our latest releases. Saying as the "state's oldest winery, and also the largest, the wines don't disappoint."

Great Northwest Wine, September 12, 2014

“Outstanding!”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Best Buy! Head red winemaker Ray McKee shines with this expansive and expressive Cab, a product of a tremendous vintage and his first trial with the new VitiSort optical sorter, which removes material other the grape (MOG). The blend of Canoe Ridge Estate, Cold Creek and Indian Wells set the table to create aromas akin to Hostess blackberry pie, Hershey’s with Almonds, cola nut, brown sugar and baking spices. A rich entry of black cherry, black currant and plum flavors comes with remarkable balance, length and a pinch of white pepper. It’s a classic Washington Cab that McKee’s boss — Bob Bertheau — enjoys with beef tenderloin or pasta.

Examiner.com (Florida), September 12, 2014

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Merlot Columbia Valley

Pouring a deep garnet color the full nose of black fruit and candied cherry rises up from the glass. The upfront palate follows with plum, berries and cherry tailing off toward a finish that frames the fruity character with cooking spices such as nutmeg, clove and allspice.

Bellingham Herald, September 11, 2014

Chateau Ste Michelle

The Bellingham Herald features Chateau Ste. Michelle and some of our latest releases.

Wine Press Northwest, September 10, 2014

Chateau Ste Michelle

Wine Press Northwest
September 10, 2014
By Eric Degerman & Andy Perdue

Washington’s largest, oldest winery continues to shine
hhttp://www.winepressnw.com/2014/09/10/3145047_chateau-ste-michelle-washingtons.html?rh=1

Review:
Wine Press Northwest features Chateau Ste. Michelle and some of our latest releases.

Wine Press Northwest, September 10, 2014

Chateau Ste Michelle

Wine Press Northwest
September 10, 2014
By Eric Degerman & Andy Perdue

Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington's largest and oldest winery, continues to shine
http://www.winepressnw.com/2014/09/10/3145047_chateau-ste-michelle-washingtons.html?rh=1

Review:
Wine Press Northwest featured a great article about Chateau Ste. Michelle's latest wines, "Washington's largest, oldest winery continues to shine." "Running the Northwest's largest winery is daunting. Simultaneously crafting some of our region's best wines is downright difficult. That's what Chateau Ste. Michelle manages to do year after year, and its latest releases show no signs of cutting corners in quality as it continues to grow in size."

Great Northwest Wine, September 8, 2014

Chateau Ste Michelle 2013 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Hills

Great Northwest Wine
September 08, 2014
By Eric Degerman & Andy Perdue

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Horse Heaven Hills
http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2014/09/08/chateau-ste-michelle-2013-horse-heaven-vineyard-sauvignon-
blanc-horse-heaven-hills-15/

Review:
"The Northwest’s most accessible example of Sauvignon Blanc excels in the hands of Australian winemaker Wendy Stuckey. She crafts it in an approachable, food-friendly style that starts with aromas of fresh-mowed grass, gooseberry, lime peel and kumquat. She manages the mouth feel of this high-acid variety with a program of 40% barrel fermentation in attenuated oak, allowing for a refreshing entry of Granny Smith apple, gooseberry, quince and slate."

The News Tribune, September 3, 2014

Chateau Ste Michelle 2013 Dry Riesling Columbia Valley

News Tribune
September 03, 2014
By Andy Perdue & Eric Degerman

Value white wines as summer transitions into autumn.

Review:
2013 Dry Riesling, Columbia Valley: Beautiful and inviting aromas of lychee, mango, pear and lime don't disappoint. There's a quick burst of ripe tropical fruit flavors, followed by dried pineapple, Asian pear and Christmas spices.

Sky (Delta), September 1, 2014

Chateau Ste Michelle

Delta Sky Magazine
September 01, 2014
By Staff Writer

Washington Wine Country

Review:
Delta Sky Magazine featured Chateau Ste. Michelle as a winery worth visiting in Washington's Wine Country.

Alaska Airlines Magazine, September 1, 2014

Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Alaska Airlines Magazine is featuring the Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay as their Wine of the Month.
Fresh soft style with bright apple and sweet citrus fruit character; subtle spice and oak nuances.

Alaska Airlines Magazine, September 1, 2014

Chateau Ste. MIchelle Indian Wells Red Blend Columbia Valley

Alaska Airlines Magazine featuring Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Red Blend as their Wine of the Month for First Class passengers.
Rich, round, powerful style of Washington fruit; jammy boysenberry flavors from the Syrah with a luscious backbone from the Merlot.

Great Northwest Wine, August 29, 2014

Chateau Ste Michelle 2013 Cold Fiddle White Blend Columbia Valley (Limited Release)

Great Northwest Wine
August 29, 2014
By Eric Degerman & Andy Perdue

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Limited Release Cold Fiddle White Blend, Columbia Valley
http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2014/08/29/chateau-ste-michelle-2013-limited-release-cold-fiddle-white-blend-columbia-valley-11/

Review:
Best Buy! White wine specialist Wendy Stuckey does a masterful job with this new, wide-ranging and dry blend of Riesling (39%), Semillon (30%), Gewürztraminer (19%), Viognier (10%) and Chenin Blanc. The Riesling pops up early in the nose, which hints at jasmine green tea, apple blossom, pear, apple, gooseberry and mint. Unexpected acidity bursts onto the palate with Granny Smith apple, Asian pear and lemon/lime flavors, followed by a lick of lavender sorbet and finished with a dusting of white pepper and slate.

Bellingham Herald, August 28, 2014

Chateau Ste Michelle 2013 Dry Riesling Columbia Valley

Bellingham Herald
August 28, 2014
By Andy Perdue & Eric Degerman

Value white wines as summer transitions into autumn.

Review:
2013 Dry Riesling, Columbia Valley: Beautiful and inviting aromas of lychee, mango, pear and lime don't disappoint. There's a quick burst of ripe tropical fruit flavors, followed by dried pineapple, Asian pear and Christmas spices.

Tri-City Herald, August 27, 2014

Chateau Ste Michelle 2013 Dry Riesling Columbia Valley

Tri-City Herald
August 27, 2014
By Andy Perdue & Eric Degerman

Value white wines as summer transitions into autumn.

Review:
2013 Dry Riesling, Columbia Valley: Beautiful and inviting aromas of lychee, mango, pear and lime don't disappoint. There's a quick burst of ripe tropical fruit flavors, followed by dried pineapple, Asian pear and Christmas spices.

Indian Wells label on bottle