Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2006

Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington

Item No. 95372
  • white wine
  • WS90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • RP91
  • WE91
  • 1996
  • WS92
  • 1995
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

Cold Creek Chardonnay is characterized by intensity and depth from the 30-year-old vines and warmth of the site. The 2006 exhibits aromas of apples and lemon with smoke and toast flavors on the finish.

The Cold Creek Chardonnay is Ch. Ste. Michelle's biggest Chardonnay, but the 2006 bottling also maintains a nice level of elegance, which is a hallmark of the 2006 vintage.

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Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley. The winery combines Old World winemaking with New World innovation and is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Chateau Ste. Michelle receives some of the highest accolades in the industry,...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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