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About Chateau Ste. Michelle
Chateau Ste. Michelle is a massive operation, leading the world in the production of Riesling. 3,500 acres planted across the state of Washington produce roughly 2,000,000 cases annually. Winemaker Bob Bertheau manages not one, but two seperate wineries dedicated to the production of white and red wines respectively.
88(+?)? Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2012
(15.8% alcohol): Bright, deep medium ruby. Brooding, slightly medicinal aromas of blackberry, cassis and licorice. Essentially supple on the palate but less expressive today than the Cold Creek Merlot, showing a rather aggressive tarry oak component and a slightly overripe/underripe character to the flavors of black cherry, chocolate, menthol and herbs. Plenty of concentration here but not yet revealing its personality.