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Wine Enthusiast, May 1, 2015

89 points, “Online Exclusive”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Indian Wells Merlot Columbia Valley

The Syrah blended in adds to the abundant blueberry and coffee aromas and flavors, with vanilla providing the accent. It's silky-soft in feel, trailing slightly toward the finish.

Wine Enthusiast, May 1, 2015

87 points, “Online Exclusive ”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Merlot Columbia Valley

This wine offers aromatic notes of blueberry and barrel spices. It's smooth and easy-drinking, not offering much complexity but bringing plenty of appeal.

Wine Enthusiast, May 1, 2015

87 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot Horse Heaven Hills

This 100% varietal wine offers aromas of fresh-ground coffee, chocolate, herbs and plum along with barrel accents. It's soft in feel with an elegant styling, trailing toward the finish.

Wine Enthusiast, May 1, 2015

87 points, “Online Exclusive”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot Columbia Valley

Coming from the cool 2011 vintage this wine offers a blue-fruit profile seldom seen in the state for this variety along with notes of chocolate and coffee. It's elegantly styled with a soft feel, trailing toward the finish.

Wine Enthusiast, May 1, 2015

88 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Syrah Columbia Valley

Aromas of smoked meat, mesquite, green olive and tire rubber meld with barrel spice accents. It's soft and supple in feel with abundant savory flavors-an interesting wine that has some edge.

Wine Enthusiast, May 1, 2015

91 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Artist Series Meritage Columbia Valley

This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec offers generous notes of chocolate, vanilla, pencil lead and dark fruit. It shows a nice interplay of elegant fruit and barrel flavors with vanilla taking the lead on the finish.

Alaska Airlines Magazine, May 1, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Alaska Airlines Magazine suggests visiting Chateau Ste. Michelle for the Summer Concert Series in their Eastside Explorations article.

Cheers, May 1, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Cheers Magazine featured Chateau Ste. Michelle as one of the 2015 Growth Brand Award Hall of Famers and the only wine inducted into this year’s Hall of Fame class.

Beverage Dynamics, May 1, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Beverage Dynamics featured Chateau Ste. Michelle as one of the 2015 Growth Brand Award Hall of Famers and the only wine inducted into this year’s Hall of Fame class.

Beverage Journal (WA edition), May 1, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Beverage Journal featured Ste. Michelle Wine Estates throughout their Washington Wine grows up article. Their Washington Wines Hit List included wines from: Chateau Ste. Michelle.

Beverage Journal (WA edition), May 1, 2015

Northstar

Beverage Journal featured Ste. Michelle Wine Estates throughout their Washington Wine grows up article. Their Washington Wines Hit List included wines from: Northstar.

Wine Spectator, April 30, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Wine Spectator featured Washington as one of their Emerging Regions. This article highlighted Chateau Ste. Michelle as one of the wineries that excel with such a wide range of grapes that choosing which winery to feature is no easy task.

Chicago Tribune, April 29, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Syrah Columbia Valley

The Chicago Tribune suggested Great wines for $15 and under including the
2012 Chateau Ste Michelle Syrah, Columbia Valley, Washington: Beautiful scents of red cherry and spice in a plush, richly rendered version; equal to Rhone syrah costing nearly twice as much.

Chicago Tribune, April 29, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Syrah Columbia Valley

The Chicago Tribune paired the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Syrah with Barbeque this week.
Made in an approachable, softly rendered style; pleasantly perfumed, medium weighted, goes down easily.

Sun-Sentinel, April 28, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Syrah Columbia Valley

The Sun Sentinel featured Bill St. John’s recommendation for Barbecue reds, featuring the Chateau Ste. Michelle Syrah. This article is syndicated.

Great Northwest Wine, April 24, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Dry Riesling Columbia Valley

Great Northwest Wine featured Chateau Ste. Michelle taking top honors in the article Chateau Ste. Michelle Shines with Rieslings at Pacific Rim International Wine Competition.
Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Dry Riesling won a Gold.

Ron and Don Show, April 24, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle Syrah Columbia Valley

The Ron and Don show on KIRO Radio recently did a story on the behind the scenes look at the Seattle Wine Awards and what it takes to be a wine judge. One of the judges recommended Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Syrah as a wine to pick up tonight because she feels it’s a flagship for good quality Washington Syrah.

Wine Spectator, April 20, 2015

“Wine of the Day”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Syrah Columbia Valley

Wine Spectator featured Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Syrah as Wine of the Day on Monday, April 20, 2015.

Market Watch , April 17, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle Ethos Syrah

Market Watch featured Bob Bertheau in a recent Syrah article. Also highlighted were the Chateau Ste. Michelle Ethos Syrah and the Cold Creek Vineyard Syrah. (April 2015 issue – no link available)

Market Watch , April 17, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Syrah

Market Watch featured Bob Bertheau in a recent Syrah article. Also highlighted was the Cold Creek Vineyard Syrah. (April 2015 issue – no link available)

Wines Northwest, April 11, 2015

“Wine of the Week”

Chateau Ste Michelle 2013 Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Wines Northwest featured the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Chardonnay as one of his favorite wines of the week. This classic Columbia Valley Chardonnay gets plenty of points from tasters for its bright apple and citrus fruit, spicy palate and elegant, complex finish. When you add in the value price factor, it soars up the chart to be a bestseller. Serve with crab, poultry or salmon; enjoy it with friends old or new!

The Seattle Times, April 10, 2015

“$10 or less”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Gewurztraminer Columbia Valley

The Seattle Times suggested the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Gewürztraminer as a Washington pick for $10 or less.
One might think this longtime German variety has fallen out of favor in Washington, yet Ste. Michelle makes 70,000 cases of this one, which offers classic aromas and flavors of pineapple upside-down cake, honeysuckle and rosewater.

The Drinks Business , April 7, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle

The Drinks Business featured Chateau Ste. Michelle’s export business this week. Quoting Sander Vriend, Division Manager for Europe and Bob Bertheau, Senior Director of Winemaking.

Washington Wine Blog, April 2, 2015

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Canoe Ridge Estates Chardonnay

Washington Wine Blog interviewed Mimi Nye, vineyard manager at Canoe Ridge Estate this week showcasing the history of Canoe Ridge Estate, and some recent new releases.
2013 Chateau St. Michelle Canoe Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay- Nose has pear, red delicious and butter. Palate is smooth and has butter, pear, red delicious and starfruit. Drink now. -91

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