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Examiner.com (National), December 31, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Examiner.com featured Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Chateau Ste. Michelle and Eroica in its year-end round-up of wines that made their year.

Wine Spectator, December 31, 2015

88 points, “Web only/ Daily Wine Pick (1/23/16)”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Gewurztraminer Columbia Valley

Light, polished and appealing, with apricot and peach ripeness on a crisp, barely off-dry background. Drink now.

Wine Spectator, December 31, 2015

90 points

Chateau Ste. MIchelle 2012 Ethos Reserve Merlot Columbia Valley

Soft and expressive, with generous cherry and blackberry flavors, hinting at espresso and cocoa notes as the finish lingers.

Wine Spectator, December 31, 2015

88 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Hills

Bright and snappy, with lively acidity to balance the ripe apple and fresh sage flavors, finishing on a white pepper note. Drink now

Seattle Met, December 17, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling

The Seattle Met recommended the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling to enjoy for Thanksgiving as it’s beautifully balanced…

Wine Spectator, December 15, 2015

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Chewy, with tannins around a smoky core of blackberry, currant and roast beef. Comes together with intensity on the finish.

Wine Spectator, December 15, 2015

90 points, “Top 100 Value/ Smart Buy”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Fresh and expressive, deftly balanced and juicy, with raspberry and cherry flavors supported by hints of cinnamon and pepper. The finish persists against nubby tannins.

Wine Spectator, December 15, 2015

92 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Artist Series Meritage Columbia Valley

Focused, sleek and sinewy, with a blanket of fine tannins swaddling an expressive core of smoky, meaty red berry and floral flavors, persisting impressively. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.

Yakima Herald, December 15, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

The Yakima Herald featured an article written by Andy Perdue where he selects the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon as a great affordable selection for the holidays.
Aromas begin with a stroll through a North African spice market and past an espresso shop as it leads to hints of Hostess Berry Pie, Graham cracker and lime peel. On the pour, expect a youthful presentation of dark purple fruit, framed by restrained tannins, juicy acidity and finished with sarsaparilla.

Examiner.com (California), December 11, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Artist Series Meritage Columbia Valley

Cori Solomon writes about her experience while on the CSM Artist Series media trip in Examiner.com: Chateau Ste Michelle and Chihuly: A fusion of art and wine.

Examiner.com (California), December 11, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Cori Solomon of the Examiner.com provides descriptions of...
the 2013 Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon and Eroica Ice Wine.
The 2013 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a big bold with bright dark fruit. Blueberries and stewed fruit are the dominant flavors.

Cheers, December 11, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Indian Wells Merlot Columbia Valley

Cheers Magazine published their Best Wines of 2015 round up. The list highlights the following wine.
* Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Indian Wells Merlot – 93 points

Beverage Dynamics, December 11, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Indian Wells Merlot Columbia Valley

Beverage Dynamics published their Best Wines of 2015 round up. The list highlights the following wine.
* Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Indian Wells Merlot – 93 points

Yakima Herald-Republic, December 11, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Chateau Ste. Michelle has had the most top 100 wines in the Northwest

Sunday Republican & Herald, December 11, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Chateau Ste. Michelle has had the most top 100 wines in the Northwest.

San Jose Mercury News, December 11, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Pinot Gris Columbia Valley

San Jose Mercury News selected the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Pinot Gris as a great gift for your party host.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 10, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling Columbia Valley

St. Louis Post-Dispatch highlighted the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Cold Creek Riesling as a great wine that comes in handy for holiday entertaining.

Maryland Gazette, December 2, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr from Maryland Gazette selected the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon as a stand out in a crowd.

Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2015

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling Columbia Valley

Honeysuckle, mineral, honey and botrytis aromas lead the way. This drinks off dry with exceptionally well-balanced acidity that carries through the lingering finish.

Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2015

89 points, “Best Buy”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Riesling Columbia Valley

This wine is immediate in its appeal with aromas of lime leaf, flowers and peach. It drinks off dry with a zing of acidity that beautifully frames the full-fruit flavors.

Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2015

88 points, “Best Buy”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Harvest Select Riesling Columbia Valley

The aromas of lime leaf and peach are bright and appealing. It drinks medium sweet with a finish that lingers.

Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2015

88 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Hills

The herb, grapefruit, tropical fruit and melon aromas are light but very varietal. The palate has a slight spritz that perks up the tangy fruit flavors.

Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2015

87 points, “Best Buy”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Gewurztraminer Columbia Valley

The aromas of lychee and rose water pop. The palate brings a slight spritz, with lighter-bodied flavors.

Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2015

91 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Cold Creek Vineyard provides the majority of the fruit for this wine, with the rest coming from the Wahluke Slope. It’s immediate in its appeal with aromas of cocoa, dark chocolate and black fruit. The coffee flavors show a mixture of fruit and barrel, with some graininess to the tannins.

Indian Wells label on bottle