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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.
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2013
(14.5% alcohol; 3.9 pH; includes 2% each merlot and syrah and 1% malbec; aged in 31% new French oak; only 60% of this wine went through malolactic fermentation): Good dark red. Musky currant, licorice, cedar, sage and a whiff of chocolatey reduction on the nose. Fairly smooth, pliant and deep, boasting good richness to its redcurrant, herb and milk chocolate flavors. Plenty of sexy oak here but it's supported by ripe fruit. Finishes with suave, edge-free tannins and lovely lingering sweetness.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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