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Chateau Ste. Michelle Syrah Columbia Valley 2007

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Château Ste. Michelle is Washington state’s Founding Winery, with some of the oldest and most acclaimed vineyards in the Columbia Valley. Built on the 1912 estate owned by Seattle lumber baron Frederick Stimson, the winery’s roots date back to the Repeal of Prohibition, when the Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company were formed. The winery combines Old World winemaking tradition with New World innovation and is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. This lovely Syrah is full of white pepper spice aromas which lead to rich black cherry and blackcurrant jam flavours on the palate. This is a soft, lush style of Syrah with a lingering coffee/brambly finish.

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  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 Syrah Columbia Valley

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Snooth User: nypoet22
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4.00 5
02/23/2011

more pepper than berry at first, the finish is surprisingly gentle. i loved the balance. wine spectator gives it an 87, but i think this bottle deserves a point or two higher.


Snooth User: tbuckallew
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3.00 5
06/07/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Syrah Columbia Valley

11/12/2010

Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Very much keyed on direct, easy-to-taste berry-like fruit and a bit low on identifiable varietal spice, this rounded, low-tannin middleweight seems meant for drinking before too many years have passed. It may want for strength, but it will do a nice job in washing down simply grilled meats, and its price is right.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Very much keyed on direct


External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
03/27/2010

The Columbia Valley Syrah is a soft, ripe Syrah with dark ripe berryfruit aromas and fl avors with hints of vanilla and brown sugar spice.The 2006 Syrah was co-fermented with Viognier for an even brighterand softer style of Syrah. This is an enjoyable, easy-to-drink red.'


External Review
12/14/2010

'White pepper spice aromas lead to rich black cherry and blackberry jam flavors. This is a soft, lush and jammy style of Syrah with a lingering coffee, brambleberry finish.'



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Château Ste. Michelle is Washington state’s Founding Winery, with some of the oldest and most acclaimed vineyards in the Columbia Valley. Built on the 1912 estate owned by Seattle lumber baron Frederick Stimson, the winery’s roots date back to the Repeal of Prohibition, when the Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company were formed. The winery combines Old World winemaking tradition with New World innovation and is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. This lovely Syrah is full of white pepper spice aromas which lead to rich black cherry and blackcurrant jam flavours on the palate. This is a soft, lush style of Syrah with a lingering coffee/brambly finish.

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