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Wine Spectator, October 15, 2003

88 points, “Smart Buy”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2001 Columbia Valley Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Supple, juicy texture features creamy pear and white pepper flavors, which echo pleasantly on the finish.^-Harvey Steiman

Restaurant Wine, October 1, 2003

4 stars, “Highly Recommended”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2000 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

...it is medium rich, supple, and well balanced, with excellent character (blueberry, plum, toasted oak, tobacco.)

Restaurant Wine, October 1, 2003

4 stars, “Highly Recommended”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2000 Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

These single vineyard wines are excellent Cabernet values. The Canoe Ridge is a firmly structured, full bodied, well balanced wine, with supple texture and excellent length. It tastes of tobacco, black currant, new oak, and cherry. One of the best versions of this wine we have tasted.

Wine & Spirits, October 1, 2003

87 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2001 Columbia Valley Syrah Columbia Valley

A light and fragrant syrah, warm with spiced tea seems and tart black-raspberry flavor...

Restaurant Wine, October 1, 2003

4 stars, “Highly Recommended”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2000 Reserve Merlot Columbia Valley

A supple, full bodied, complex Merlot, with richness, complex flavors, and a firm, long finish. It tastes of cherry, cedar, toast and new oak.

Wine & Spirits, October 1, 2003

87 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2000 Reserve Syrah Columbia Valley

Chunky and rich...with syrup, black and blue fruit for a long cooked lamb shank.

The Wine Advocate, September 23, 2003

86 points, “Value”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2001 Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley

The Value Report, 208 wines priced under $20^Candied grapefruit and pears can be found in the nose of the 2001 Sauvignon Blanc. A simple yet delicious wine, it regales the palate with citrus-tinged white fruit flavors. Medium-bodied and loaded with glycerin, this expressive effort has a delightful mouth-feel.

The Wine Advocate, September 23, 2003

88 points, “Best Value”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2000 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

The medium to dark ruby-colored 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon bursts from the glass with powerful blackberry, mulberry, and sweet oak aromas. An expansive, boisterous effort, its medium-bodied personality is dominated by boysenberry, red cherry, and cassis flavors.

The Wine Advocate, September 23, 2003

85 points, “Best Value”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2001 Columbia Valley Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Readers who appreciate wines dominated by the scents and flavors of oak will like Chateau Ste. Michelle's 2001 Chardonnay...It reveals good balance, a delightful satiny texture, and smoke, toast, as well as vanilla. Consume it over the next 12-18 months.

California Grapevine, September 1, 2003

88 points, “Highly Recommended”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2002 Columbia Valley Pinot Gris Columbia Valley

Medium-light yellow; attractive, floral, spicy, herbal, pear, citrus, and green apple aroma with notes of mineral and wet stone; medium-full body; fleshy, crisp, herbal, grapefruit and green apple flavors with an appealing mouth feel; lingering aftertaste.

Wine News, September 1, 2003

91 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1999 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Deep garnet hue. Intensely smoky aromas of blackberry, blueberry, moch!, earth and the warmth of alcohol. Youthful, peppery flavors of black plum, black cherry, smoke, coffee and a touch of vanilla...

Wine News, September 1, 2003

86 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2000 Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Deep crimson hue. Pungent aromas of red berry dust, vanillin oak and a hint of rhubarb...

Wine News, September 1, 2003

87 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2000 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Deep crimson hue. Shy aromas of black plum, cedar, moch! and a citrus note. Nicely roasted flavors of black plum, cedar, espresso and new oak. Oak highlights the finish.

Wine News, September 1, 2003

88 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2000 Artist Series Meritage Columbia Valley

Crimson hue. Reserved scents of black plum, smoke and cedar. Good balance frames subtle flavors of blackberry, espresso and toasty oak. Lingering black pepper in the spicy finish.

Wine News, September 1, 2003

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 1999 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Dense crimson hue. Shy, nuanced scents of raspberry, blueberry, coconut, black pepper and moch!. Rich, lively flavors of plum, black earth, maple and coffee. Long close sports a coffee note.

California Grapevine, September 1, 2003

87 points, “Highly Recommended”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2001 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Attractive, forward, toasty, ripe apple and pear aroma with overtones of vanilla; medium-full body; moderately rich, firmly structured, toasty, green apple flavors...

Wine News, September 1, 2003

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2001 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Bright gold hue. Rich, buttery aromas of melon, apricot and oak with hints of pineapple and mineral. Fresh acidity enlivens lush flavors of apple, pear and butter. Lingering butterscotch close.

Wine News, September 1, 2003

87 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2001 Columbia Valley Syrah Columbia Valley

Deep garnet hue. Aromas of stewed plum, dust and new oak with hints of licorice and nutmeg. Dense flavors of blackberry, chocolate and black pepper. Black pepper-spiked finish.

Wine News, September 1, 2003

90 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2000 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Black hue with a garnet rim. Well-integrated flavors of blackberry, raspberry, moch!, creamed coffee, mint and a hint of coconut. Soft, chewy flavors of blueberry, chocolate, eucalyptus and coffee with earth and coconut notes. Oak highlights the velvety close.

Wine News, September 1, 2003

82 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2000 Reserve Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Medium gold hue. Shy scents of pear, apple and oak. Concentrated, overripe flavors of peach, marmalade and buttery oak. Butter and oak drive the finish.

Wine News, September 1, 2003

88 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2000 Reserve Syrah Columbia Valley

Deep garnet hue. Cedary aromas of plum, vanillin oak, tobacco and dust. Soft tannins frame flavors of plum, earth, coffee and black pepper. Espresso and black pepper in the finish.

Wine News, September 1, 2003

85 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2000 Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Merlot Columbia Valley

Deep garnet hue. A touch of smoke leads to aromas of roasted plum, menthol, espresso and cedar. Chalky, chocolatey flavors of blackberry, coffee and dried tobacco. Earthy, alcoholic close.

Wine & Spirits, August 1, 2003

“Good Value”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2002 Columbia Valley Gewürztraminer Columbia Valley

Sweet, a little sappy, with varietally correct flavors of melon and litchi.

Wine Enthusiast, August 1, 2003

89 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2002 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling Columbia Valley

Cold Creek may just be the best Riesling vineyard in Washington; in this new vintage, fresh scents of citrus and citrus rind open into melon and tangerine flavors, set against a bit of lively spritz. The finish is long and concentrated.

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