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Wine News, September 1, 2004

92 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2001 Reserve Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Deep gold hue. Ripe aromas of banana, honey and sliced apple. Creamy style with supple butterscotch, vanilla and peach flavors. Lengthy finish of tropical fruit coupled with a defined toasted oak nuance.

Wine Enthusiast, September 1, 2004

87 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Columbia Valley Dry Riesling Columbia Valley

Dry but not bone dry, this agreeable wine shows the warmth of the `03 vintage, with its semi-tropical fruit flavors, full-on finish and sharp, alcoholic edge. Nicknamed "Baby Eroica" because it is an assemblage of lots that didn’t quite make the final cut for that wine.

The Wine Advocate, August 31, 2004

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2002 Indian Wells Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Sporting a great nose of hazelnuts, almond, white flowers, and pears, the 2002 Indian Wells Chardonnay is medium to full-bodied, lush, and extremely well-balanced. This plush effort is packed with buttered whites fruits and honeyed minerals that linger in its long seamless finish.

The Wine Advocate, August 31, 2004

91 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2001 Artist Series Meritage Columbia Valley

…displays a nose of licorice, violets, and red cherries…it is a powerful, highly extracted wine. Expansive, it coats the palate with loads of dark fruits, road tar, and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, intense, and harmonious, its muscular fruit lingers in its lengthily, tannin packed finish."

Northwest Palate, August 1, 2004

1 grape clusters, “Good Value”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2001 Columbia Valley Merlot Columbia Valley

Deep aromas of black fruits, light herb, and graham. Youthfully tannic, with bold flavors of black currant and berry. Well balanced; drink now with grilled steak..

Northwest Palate, August 1, 2004

1 grape clusters, “Good Value”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Columbia Valley Dry Riesling Columbia Valley

Subtle aromas of fennel and faint apricot. Lively on the palate with flavors of peach and light mineral. Light-bodied and refreshing; pair with prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe slices.

Wine Spectator, July 31, 2004

89 points, “Smart Buy”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2001 Columbia Valley Merlot Columbia Valley

Smooth, generous style emphasizes distinctly minty, herbal overtones to the cherry and spice flavors. It all lingers nicely.

Wine Spectator, July 31, 2004

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2000 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Firm, with roasted red pepper notes running through the currant and licorice flavors, finishing with fine-grained tannins that still need to settle. It will be worth the wait.

Wine Enthusiast, July 1, 2004

87 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2001 Columbia Valley Merlot Columbia Valley

A crafted, restrained, elegant Merlot...Here the fruit flavors run to berries and plums, somewhat straightjacket in layers of firm mineral and green, earthy tannin.

Restaurant Wine, July 1, 2004

4 stars, “Excellent Value”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Columbia Valley Pinot Gris Columbia Valley

Fruity, full bodied, and well balanced; a wine tasting of pear, ripe grape, roast, and lemon peel. Long, dry finish.

Restaurant Wine, July 1, 2004

4 stars

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2001 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

The Cold Creek wine is a supple, well balanced Cabernet, with medium richness and a long finish. It tastes of boysenberry, cherry, toast and new oak. (Issue# 101)

Wine Enthusiast, July 1, 2004

86 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2002 Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley

...simple flavors of stone fruits and hints of hazelnut and almond. Good grip and moderate alcohol (13%) makes it a nice match for chicken, halibut, clams and pastas in white sauce.

Restaurant Wine, July 1, 2004

4 stars

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2000 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

The Reserve is massive; a rich, full bodied, concentrated wine, with a long finish. It is moderately oaky, but intensely fruity, tasting of black currant, boysenberry, cedar, toast and spicy oak.

Wine Enthusiast, July 1, 2004

88 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2001 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, so the tart, tight, cassis and berry fruit flavors ring true, and are not softened with something "friendlier." Here is a good shot of true Cab, Washington style, which is to say sharp, tannic, with moderate alcohol and nothing overblown. Perfect food wine.

Wine Enthusiast, July 1, 2004

87 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2002 Columbia Valley Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Ripe apple and light tropical fruit is swathed in Bourbon-barrel and vanilla flavors; the finish comes on like a dessert dish of bananas flambéed in whiskey. Exuberant, to say the least.

Restaurant Wine, July 1, 2004

4 stars

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2003 Saint M Riesling Pfalz (Germany)

Medium bodied, nearly dry, fragrant, and moderately intense in flavor; a wine tasting of grapefruit, guava, passion fruit, and cherimoya. Medium long finish. ^

Wine Spectator, June 30, 2004

86 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2001 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Crisp and appealing for its olive-and herb-scented berry flavors, finishing with a little spice.

Wine Spectator, June 15, 2004

88 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2002 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley

Bright and juicy, crisp with herbal pear and fig flavors on a lean, jazzy frame.

Wine Spectator, June 15, 2004

90 points, “Best Buy”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2002 Indian Wells Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Crisp, elegant and precisely focused to show off beautiful pear, Meyer lemon and toasted almond flavors, remaining lively through the long finish.

Wine Spectator, June 15, 2004

85 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2002 Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley

Light and appealing for its lemon candy and hint of pineapple, finishing with polish.

Wine Spectator, June 15, 2004

88 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2002 Columbia Valley Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Bright and juicy, a lively mouthful of green apple, grapefruit and subtle spice flavors that linger appealingly on the crisp finish.

Wine & Spirits, June 1, 2004

92 points, “The Year''s Best Merlots”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2001 Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Merlot Columbia Valley

Flavors of Christmas spice and black currants draw a simple line, while the texture expands that fruit into a luscious, supple feel. The flavor develops a cool, potent intensity as the wine takes on air, lifted and mouth-filling, with a gamey scent that parallels roast partridge or Cornish hens stuffed with wild rice.

Wine & Spirits, June 1, 2004

91 points, “Exceptional Value<< Best Semillon and Best Value for 2004”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2002 Columbia Valley Semillon Columbia Valley

Classic semillon scents of wheat sheaf, wax and honey juice up this light, delicious white. The wine's charm lies in understatement, a silky sweetness, a clean, crisp, golden apple fruit flavor, round and smooth. The price is simple and understated as the wine, a giveaway.

Wine & Spirits, June 1, 2004

92 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2001 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

A tight web of fruit and tannin builds the muscular texture of this cabernet. The flavor is cherry red woven into fine cigar smoke, the tannins smooth and soothing, darkened to a chocolate tone. It all adds up to structural grace, something rare at wines two times the price. The perfumed aromatics show the wine to be simple, but the feel of it turns simple curves into an advantage. Buy this by the case.

Indian Wells label on bottle