Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2015


SKU 00722


Chateau Ste. Michelle of Washington State has a long history of winegrowing. Built on the 1912 estate owned by Seattle lumber baron Frederick Stimson, the winery’s roots date back to the Repeal of Prohibition. In 1967 under legendary Califonrnia winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff, a new line of premium vinifera wines was introduced called Ste. Michelle Vintners. This vineyard, Cold Creek, was planted in eastern Washington in 1972. And then, four years later, Ste. Michelle Vintners built a French style winery Chateau in Woodinville, and changed its name to Chateau Ste. Michelle. Cold Creek Chardonnay is known for its concentration and intensity due to the 40-year-old vines of the vineyard and warmth of the site. It has a decadent style with ripe fruits and a toasty character.Look for baked apples and sweet yet tangy lemon meringue in the nose and mouth. The winery ages this Chardonnay in new oak because it gives this wine nicely integrated vanilla and toast flavors on the finish.
Category White Wine
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Brand Chateau Ste. Michelle
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastDespite coming from the warmest vintage on record for the state, this wine displays a very pleasing sense of restraint. Aromas of straw, clarified butter and peach are followed by well-balanced, textured fruit flavors. An elegant styling only heightens the appeal.

Sean Sullivan, August 1, 2017
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorSupple and delicately rich, with spiced apple and pear flavors accented by creamy coconut notes. Drink now. 3,700 cases made.

Tim Fish, August 31, 2017