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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling 2010
Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling 2010
(search item no. 110369)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Cold Creek Vineyard has a long tradition of producing a rich, soft tropical style of Riesling because of the area's warm temperatures. This 2007 Cold Creek Riesling offers deep fruit-driven aromas and flavors of ripe peach and pineapple, while maintaining a refined elegance and a fresh, clean, refreshing finish. The wine's concentration is attributed to the older vines that Cold Creek is so well known for. My food choice with this wine is a spicy Thai chicken salad.
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About Chateau Ste. Michelle:

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, including "American Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast for 2004 and "2005 Winery of the Year" by Restaurant Wine. In addition, the winery's Eroica Riesling, crafted from a partnership with German winemaker Ernst Loosen, has been named to Wine Spectator's prestigious "Top 100" wines list for five consecutive years.

Chateau Ste. Michelle is one of the few premium wineries in the world with two state-of-the-art wineries, one devoted to whites and another to reds. This dedicated approach to winemaking allows winemaker Bob Bertheau to build winemaking programs to the unique specifications of red and white wines. While all of Chateau Ste. Michelle's vineyards are located on the east side of the Cascade Mountains where the climate is dry and sunny, Bob Bertheau makes the award winning white wines in Woodinville, 15 miles northeast of Seattle. The winery's expansive, 87-acre estate hosts more than 250,000 visitors annually for tours, tastings, dinners and outdoor summer concerts.