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Wine Spectator, October 15, 2005

85 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2002 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Light and pleasant with modest berry and herb flavors.

Wine Spectator, October 15, 2005

88 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2002 Reserve Merlot Columbia Valley

Firm and chewy, with blueberry, plum and peppery, slightly green notes gliding smoothly over fine-grained tannins.

Wine & Spirits, October 1, 2005

85 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley

This sauvignon is on the fuller side, with ripe melon flavors tinged with green celery hints. Chill it down to sip on a warm afternoon.

Decanter, October 1, 2005

“Winner of the Regional North American Chardonnay Over £10”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Rich and expressive. Vanilla oak, sweet apple, with a touch of spice. Beautifully made. Rich and spicy with lovely pineapple and pear flavours. Great balance and length.

Wine Spectator, August 31, 2005

91 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Ethos Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Subtle stuff, polished and lively in style, offering with creamy apple, apricot and spice flavors on a refreshing frame, lingering impressively on the finish.

Wine Spectator, August 31, 2005

88 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Indian Wells Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Bright and appealing for its lively balance, citrus and pineapple flavors, lingering nicely on the juicy finish.

Wine Spectator, August 31, 2005

85 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2004 Columbia Valley Riesling Columbia Valley

Light and tangy, modestly sweet, with refreshing apple and melon flavors.

Wine Spectator, August 31, 2005

89 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Bright and tangy, with a pepper edge to citrus and apple flavors, wrapped in a light veil of cream texture as the finish lingers.

Wine Spectator, August 31, 2005

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Lively, generous, round and spicy, with nectarine, grapefruit and hints of caramel as the flavors linger appealing.

Wine Spectator, August 31, 2005

87 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Columbia Valley Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Appealing for its graceful balance, offering grapefruit, pear and spice flavors in equal portions, lingering nicely on the refreshing, lively finish.

Northwest Palate, August 1, 2005

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Ethos Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Aromas of barrel, toast and white chocolate. Big, warm and creamy with ripe fruit flavors balanced by toasty oak. Long finish, with a lively note of acidity; serve with grilled, skewered scallops, lemon and bay leaves brushed with butter.

Wine Enthusiast, August 1, 2005

94 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Ethos Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Winemaker Bob Bertheau suggests that we all think CBA, which stands for "Chardonnay Back Again!" If anything can bring it back, it's this brilliant effort. Sophisticated and modern, leesy and textured, long and elegant, it lightly balances hints of herb, yeast and new oak against gorgeous fruit.

Wine Enthusiast, August 1, 2005

94 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Ethos Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Winemaker Bob Bertheau suggests that we all think CBA, which stands for "Chardonnay Back Again!" If anything can bring it back, it's this brilliant effort. Sophisticated and modern, leesy and textured, long and elegant, it lightly balances hints of herb, yeast and new oak against gorgeous fruit.

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, August 1, 2005

“Best Buy in the Market”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2004 Columbia Valley Pinot Gris Columbia Valley

Look too for the fresh, mildly minerally Chateau Ste. Michelle 2004 Pinot Gris.^

Northwest Palate, August 1, 2005

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Indian Wells Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Leesy, perfumed aromas of butter and vanilla. Rich, creamy flavors of sweet apple and vanilla finish on a youthfully angular note; cellar another year for integration.

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, August 1, 2005

“Best Buy in the Market”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Indian Wells Chardonnay Columbia Valley

The eminently fruity Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Indian Wells Chardonnay afford(s) delightful drinking and come(s) with the added bonus of being quite easy to find.

Northwest Palate, August 1, 2005

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Fragrant aroma of rose petals with notes of caramel and butterscotch. Rich flavors of sweet barrel toast and ripe fruit. Balanced, with a clean toasty finish. Try with grilled tuna and wasabi cream.

Northwest Palate, August 1, 2005

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Perfumed aromas of faint citrus blossom, toast and sweet butter. Creamy and toasty on the palate, with warm, rich and integrated flavors of ripe apple and butter. Complex finish of fruit, citrus and toast. Serve with a summer vegetable risotto garnished with lemon zest.

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, August 1, 2005

“Best Buy in the Market”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Columbia Valley Chardonnay Columbia Valley

...the direct, wonderfully juicy Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Columbia Valley Chardonnay afford(s) delightful drinking and come(s with the added bonus of being quite easy to find.

Northwest Palate, August 1, 2005

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Columbia Valley Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Perfumed oak spice aroma with some apple fruit notes. Rich and creamy, with ripe, lingering flavors. Well balanced; pair with pancetta-sauced pasta.

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, July 1, 2005

89 points, “Good Value”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2004 Columbia Valley Pinot Gris Columbia Valley

Intriguing notes of melons and peach with a mineraly edge give the wine a good aromatic start, and its fairly open, slightly juicy palatal impressions taste of melons, figs and a bit of candied edge. An easy quaffer and just as well suited to roast chickens, this one shows off the inviting side of the variety.

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, July 1, 2005

88 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Indian Wells Chardonnay Columbia Valley

A little rounder on the palate and thus a bit more approachable in style, this directly fruity wine smells of red apples and slightly creamy, slightly nutty oak and follows with mild, clean, well-balanced flavors and solidly fruit credentials.

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, July 1, 2005

89 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay Columbia Valley

We tasted the five new Chardonnay efforts from this producer blind and on the same day, and here is the wine that we liked the best of a pleasant lot of wines. This one mixes clean, bright, pear-and-apple fruitiness with a nice dollop of sweet, quietly caramelized oak in both nose and flavor and supports itself comfortably on the palate with a slightly round, nicely firm texture.

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, July 1, 2005

87 points, “Good Value”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Columbia Valley Chardonnay Columbia Valley

This one is wonderfully direct in its slightly candied, red apple smells and its juicy apple, quietly peachy flavors. It is well-balanced and easy to like, and it would make a good partner to lighter fish and simply prepared chicken dishes.

Indian Wells label on bottle