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Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Chateau Ste. Michelle 2006

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Wine Enthusiast Review Rated 92 Firm and juicy, this old vine Cabernet is loaded with black fruits. With just 1% Merlot in the blend, its a generous mouthful of almost-pure Cabernet, layered with licorice, mineral, and intense fruit flavors of currant and cherry. Wine Tasting Notes Cabernet from this 30-year-old vineyard always delivers power, structure and rich concentrated black fruit. I have tried to harness this power into something a little friendlier in the first few years of release, while not taking away from its inherent ability to age...literally wanting my cake and eating it too! Concentrated aromas of pomegranates, blueberries, cocoa and molasses lead to a rich mid-palate with loads of dark chocolate on the finish. This is a classic Cold Creek Vineyard and classic Washington Cabernet. Try prime rib or even lamb with this Cab. There is no limit to the foods that will match this great wine.

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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

Member Reviews for Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Chateau Ste. Michelle

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Snooth User: Philip James
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4.00 5
05/10/2009

Beautiful cedar aromas, leading to blueberries and vanilla. Tart but balanced. Very fruity, almost reaching licorice levels, but luckily stopping just short. Very tasty.


External Reviews for Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Chateau Ste. Michelle

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
01/17/2011

Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 - Chateau Ste. Michelle: Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 - Chateau Ste. MichelleDieser konzentrierte Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 verfügt über eine gute Struktur und ein hervorragendes Potential zum Lagern, es macht aber bereits jetzt schon Riesenfreude ihn zu trinken. Im Glas präsentiert er sich in einem dichten, dunklen Rubinrot und erfreut die Nase mit eleganten Aromen von Blaubeeren, schwarzen Johannisbeeren, aber auch Würz- und Röstaromen. Sein Aromenspiel ist komplex und fasziniert durch immer wieder neue Eindrücke. Am Gaumen sind schließlich reife dunkle Beeren und ein Hauch von Vanille spürbar. Dieser Wein besticht durch seinen eleganten und gut strukturierten Körper, seinem guten Tanningerüst, einer feinen Säure und einem langen Abgang mit Spuren von Cassis und Lakritz. Er eignet sich sehr gut zu dunklem Fleisch mit dunklen, einreduzierten Saucen.Weingut: Chateau Ste. MichelleLand: USARegion: Washington StateRebsorten: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet FrancInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,0 Vol.%Restsüße: trockenEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18°CFassreife: in Barriques gereift (21 Monate)Lagerfähigkeit: 10 - 15 Jahre ab JahrgangChateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2006:91 Parker Punkte Rotwein > USA > Washington State


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2006: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, lagerfähig 10 - 15 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Washington StateWeingut: Chateau Ste. MichelleRebsorte: 100% Cabernet SauvignonRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Cold Creek 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: CityWineCellar.com
08/24/2010

89 Points - Wine Spectator"Ripe and lively on a light frame, offering plenty of apricot and pear flavors against a nice line of acidity, which keeps this refreshing through the generous finish." - February 28, 2010



Wine Enthusiast Review Rated 92 Firm and juicy, this old vine Cabernet is loaded with black fruits. With just 1% Merlot in the blend, its a generous mouthful of almost-pure Cabernet, layered with licorice, mineral, and intense fruit flavors of currant and cherry. Wine Tasting Notes Cabernet from this 30-year-old vineyard always delivers power, structure and rich concentrated black fruit. I have tried to harness this power into something a little friendlier in the first few years of release, while not taking away from its inherent ability to age...literally wanting my cake and eating it too! Concentrated aromas of pomegranates, blueberries, cocoa and molasses lead to a rich mid-palate with loads of dark chocolate on the finish. This is a classic Cold Creek Vineyard and classic Washington Cabernet. Try prime rib or even lamb with this Cab. There is no limit to the foods that will match this great wine.

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