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Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Chateau Ste. Michelle-Usa-Washington State-Woodinville Ltr 2007

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Cabernet from this iconic 35-year-old vineyard always delivers power, structure and rich concentrated black fruit. This is a dense wine with great aging potential. Fruit is the star of the show for our Cold Creek Cabernet!

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Chateau Ste. Michelle:
  You’d be hard-pressed (just like the grapes!) to find a more influential winery than Chateau Ste. Michelle. It’s Washington State’s oldest winery, getting its start when Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company merged in 1954 to form the American Wine Growers. From there, they created a premium line of vinifera wines in 1967 called “Ste. Michelle ... Read more
  You’d be hard-pressed (just like the grapes!) to find a more influential winery than Chateau Ste. Michelle. It’s Washington State’s oldest winery, getting its start when Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company merged in 1954 to form the American Wine Growers. From there, they created a premium line of vinifera wines in 1967 called “Ste. Michelle Vintners,” under the direction of Andre Tchelistcheff, which is where Ste. Michelle really took off. Their first vines were planted at the now-legendary Cold Creek Vineyard in Eastern Washington in 1972. When a French style chateau was built in Woodinville by Ste. Michelle Vintners in 1976, the winery finally became known as Chateau Ste. Michelle. The terroir is very important for Chateau Ste. Michelle. Columbia Valley isn’t just important because they have over 3,500 acres under vine there - they love the land, and they even helped to make it recognized as an American Viticulture Area (AVA). Columbia Valley produces more Riesling than any other American region, and Chateau Ste. Michelle leads that charge as the leading North American Riesling producer. Chateau Ste. Michelle is known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, but it didn’t become great magically. They actually have two separate wineries, one for making whites, and another for making reds, which allows them to have complete control of the process. In fact, they’re so serious about the difference that they have dedicated winemakers for each color. While Bob Bertheau is their head winemaker who oversees all wine, Joshua Maloney oversees only the red wines, and Wendy Stuckey cares for the white. This allows Chateau Ste. Michelle to consistently create world-class wines that never fail to surprise judges. Read less
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Member Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Chateau Ste. Michelle-Usa-Washington State-Woodinville Ltr

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Snooth User: Christy Canterbury MW
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5.00 5
08/29/2012

By this point, you have to admit that I'm consistent. I'm a BIG Washington red wine fan, and I think CSM OVER-delivers on the price to quality ratio. This is PURE Cabernet with minerality, oomph and finish. Buckle up!


Snooth User: jamessulis
4262201,500
3.00 5
06/26/2011

Chateau Ste Michelle produces wonderful wines. This one is no exception. Dark color, intense fruit, well balanced, nice tannins and a great smokey finish.


Snooth User: tulaw
94189266
4.00 5
03/22/2011

The oak in this wine makes this a smooth and thoroughly enjoyable wine. I am surprised by the lower marks this wine has received, and I can only guess they were written before this wine reached its prime. By March 2011 this wine has quite a bit of sediment, and a bit of decanting will bring out the fruity flavor and prevent you from getting the grit that might otherwise result. The soft tannins and velvety feel of this wine tell me it is perfect right now in 2011. Admittedly, I think a Cab should have strong oak overtones, and this wine meets that requirement. I will certainly grab more of this vintage to consume in the near future. I would serve this wine at any occasion, from humble to most sophisticated. Regardless of the previous reviews, I think this wine is a winner, and I would highly recommend it.


Snooth User: rickst29
41730524
2.00 5
12/12/2010

Hey guys (and girls): I just put this against the 2008 in a side-by-side, and WOW! What a difference! Look for the 2008. In comparison to the new release (I just bought a case), the 2007 tastes sort of like a Franzia box.


External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Chateau Ste. Michelle-Usa-Washington State-Woodinville Ltr

11/12/2010

Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Starting off nicely with its aromas of black cherries with hints of dried currant, this one then drifts into an interesting bit of juicy, slightly berryish complexity and turns out to be a touch on the open, drink-me-now side in the mouth. Still, it has fruit, it has good depth relative to its asking price, and, bottom line, it is both tasty and widely available.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A full-bodied wine with rich aromas and intense cherry flavor. Enjoy now with barbecued beef or grilled lamb, but put some aside for winter chili or stew.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Rich and generous, a lush mouthful of currant and berry fruit shaded nicely with hints of sage and pepper. Everything lingers enticingly, marking this a good cellar-candidate. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Ripe black cherry character is accented by notes of black pepper. There are also notes of chocolate and creamy vanilla. The tannins are sweet and supple, leading into a pleasant moderate finish.


External Review
07/13/2010

Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 and all other wine from Chateau Ste Michelle are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

One of Washington State's rare Excellent values in red wines, the medium to dark ruby-colored 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon offers a delicate blackberry-scented bouquet. This juicy, medium-bodied Cabernet reveals appealing depth to its dark fruit and fresh herb-flavored character. A structured, well-balanced, firm effort, it will be its finest between 2002-2006.


External Review
10/15/2009

Aromas of black currants and plums with subtle hints of cedar and dried herbs. Dark stone fruit flavors are complemented by a touch of chocolate and accentuated by fine, round tannins


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Cabernet from this iconic 35-year-old vineyard always delivers power, structure and rich concentrated black fruit. This is a dense wine with great aging potential. Fruit is the star of the show for our Cold Creek Cabernet!

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