Cht Ste Mich Chard Cold Creek 2006
Wine Tasting Notes This Cold Creek Chardonnay shows off the power and depth that typifies the vineyard. Fruit flavors of baked apples and lemon meringue open this wine. We used a slightly higher percentage of new oak because it gives this wine nicely integrated smoke and toast flavors on the finish. The structure and acidity insure a long life for those who choose to set down their Chardonnays a few years.
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Savory and deep, this rich chardonnay leads with aromas of caramel and sour apple. Its savory flavors of toast and dried pear lead through a long, caramel-scented finish. Well made in an oak-driven style.
The 2006 Chardonnay Cold Creek Vineyard is sourced from a 32 year old vineyard, one of the first planted by the winery and ancient by Washington standards, with yields of less than 2 tons per acre. The wine was aged in 54% new oak and 50% was fermented with indigenous yeasts. Light gold in color, it reveals aromas of butterscotch, vanilla, apple, poached pear, and a hint of tropical fruits. Smooth-textured and nicely balanced, the wineandrsquo;s finish is long and pure.
The Cold Creek Chardonnay is built upon 30-year-old vines, fully ripened at this warm site. Sensuous, soft and broadly laced with flavors of toasted nuts, brioche and apple pie, this luxurious Chardonnay still maintains a pleasing, focused structure that carries along flavors of lemon and apple, cut against the dominant oak. Cold Creek wines are among Washingtonandrsquo;s most ageworthy.
This Washington white is bright in flavors and focused tightly, showing pretty apple and pear notes, echoing spice and mint on the lively finish. Delicious now, so why wait? Enjoy through 2001.
Full golden straw. Medium-bodied. Highly extracted. Apple aromas with supple acids and a rounded mouthfeel. lingering brown spice through the finish.
Lithe, spicy and generous with its pineapple-centered flavors, offering hints of pear and apricot as the finish lingers enticingly. Drink now.
Soft and spicy, with a layer of toast and cocoa underlining the pear and citrus flavors, lingering on the gentle finish. Drink now through 2012.
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