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Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling 2015

Today In Wine: Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling 2015 ($20)

“…this wine is aromatically quiet, with notes of white flowers and pear… the flavors are quite well proportioned.” – Wine Enthusiast

 

Wine Ratings & Awards

Grape Certified Silver Medal (2016)

Wine & Spirits – 91 Points (2016)

Wine Enthusiast – 88 Points (2016)

 

Wine Review

Ring in the summer of 2017 with the 2015 Cold Creek Riesling. The 45-year-old grape vines contribute to the fruit intensity and concentration. This is a ripe, lush style of Riesling with aromas of ripe peaches, dried apricots and spice notes. It displays beautiful ripe fruit flavors with a crisp finish.

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.

We suggest you buy (at least) 2 bottles, if not more, this way you can enjoy it now and later. You can buy this red wine at specialty wine stores. Although this wine, is delicious on its own, its flavors are complemented by a variety of recipes. Consider seafood or white meat dishes, like the following food & wine pairing: THEGRAPE’s Grilled Lobster Tails Recipe. Additional food and wine pairings may be found below.

 

Winery: Chateau Ste. Michelle

Wine Region: Columbia Valley, Washington

Wine Grapes: 100% Riesling

Style: Medium-bodied, Fruity, Balanced & Smooth

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Food & Wine Pairings: THEGRAPE’s Grilled Lobster Tails Recipe

Also try these delicious recipes: THEGRAPE’s Shrimp Ceviche or Sautéed Clams Recipes

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling 2015
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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. 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. The Cold Creek Riesling is made from 45-year-old vines which contribute fruit intensity and concentration. This is a ripe, lush style of Riesling with aromas of ripe peaches, dried apricots and spice notes. It displays beautiful ripe fruit flavors with a crisp finish. Try the 2015 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling today. We're confident you'll enjoy it.

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