brand: chateau ste. michelle winery
Wine Enthusiast 89 "Editor's Choice" "For a few dollars more than the regular CSM Cabernet, the Indian Wells delivers extra density and complexity. It holds firm,
"We craft our Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to express Washington’s distinctive world-class vineyards. This cab is complex yet inviting, with concentrated fruit flavors and silky
Wine Advocate 91 "And last of the whites and one of the top Rieslings I was able to taste from Washington, the 2012 Riesling Eroica offers
Wine Spectator 90 "Vivid, polished and distinctive, with an apricot tinge to the pear and cream flavors, lifted by delicate acidity. Comes together smoothly on the
Wine Spectator 90 WS TOP 100 2013 Rank 68 "Bright, vibrant, expressive and juicy, with quince, pear, floral and spice flavors that dance through the long finish.
“The Pinot Gris offers bright flavors of juicy pear, melon and a hint of spice. A touch of Viognier contributes texture and an attractive floral
The Wine Advocate 93 "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Ethos Reserve is elegant and polished, with beautiful and classy notes of cassis, black raspberries, spring flower and
Wine Advocate 90 "The Ste Michelle-Loosen 2011 Riesling Eroica is scented with lime, apple blossom, clover, honeydew and mint, and gushes with juicy honeydew and apple
Wine Enthusiast 90 'Editor's Choice' "The 2011 vintage is a high-water mark for the Indian Wells Chardonnay, principally because the oaky, buttered popcorn flavors have been muted.
Wine and Spirits 88 "Best Buy" "Purple and dark, with a smoky line shadowing the fruit in its aromas, this up-front cabernet supports a subtle, forest-floor bottom
Wine Spectator 88 “A lithe, firm and focused red, with toasty cherry and tobacco flavors, wrapping the finish in crinkly tannins. Best from 2015 through 2017."
Wine Spectator 92 "Supple and inviting, fleshy but not heavy, with juicy currant, plum and spice flavors that dance without fading on the harmonious finish. Drink
Wine Enthusiast 92 "EDITOR'S CHOICE One of the best Chardonnays from this vineyard to date, a function of this warm site being able to ripen the
Robert Parker 92 "Slightly more serious, with fabulous plum, black currant, licorice, new leather and ground herbs, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Ethos is full-bodied, pure,
Wine Spectator 90 "Supple and distinctive, with meaty overtones to the core of rich currant and coffee flavors, lingering on the polished finish. Drink now through
Wine Spectator 90 "This sleek, appealing white brims with lemony pear and spice flavors, finishing with a refreshing lilt and surprising intensity. Drink now through 2015.
Wine & Spirits 93 "Eroica has put on racing stripes for the 2010 - a lean vintage with scents of lime and lemon, revealing a mineral
Connoisseurs Guide to Wine 89 "Edging into medium sweetness, but wonder-fully fixed on very pure Riesling fruit, this lovely wine smacks of white peaches and blossoms
Wine Spectator 87 "This deftly balanced red shows dark plum and blueberry flavors on a soft texture. Supple finish. Drink now." –HS
Wine Spectator 88 "Firm in texture, displaying a hard edge to the smoky berry, green olive and hay aromas and flavors, which linger against well-modulated tannins.
"The Indian Wells Red Blend is an easy drinking red blend fromwarmer climate vineyards. The wine reflects the rich, roundpowerful style of Washington fruit, highlighting
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2009 Chardonnay Cold Creek Vineyard was fermented and aged sur lie in 53% new French oak for 9 months. Aromas of pain
Wine Spectator 90 "Lithe, with a transparency to the dark berry, cherry and tobacco flavors, finishing with a hint of violet and lingering with supple texture.
Wine Spectator 90 "Fresh and vibrant, offering a plush mouthful of currant, cherry and roasted beet flavors, finishing with a distinct note of toasted marshmallow. This
Wine Spectator 88 "Light and silky, with pretty boysenberry and spice flavors that linger on the finish."~HS
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