TN: 2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard

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TN: 2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard

#1 Post by John Glas » December 6th, 2018, 8:11 pm

  • 2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (12/4/2018)
    Day 1: This is an exceptional bottle of this wine. Far superior to any others I have tasted. Graphite, cassis, spice box, gravel and mild oak. Nice floral notes on the palate and good acidity. This is the Cold Creeks I tasted back in the 90s. Wonderful wine and wish they all drank like this. 92 plus
    Day 2: Wonderful again with mint, cassis, cigar, floral and earth. Medium plus finish and balanced. 92-93. (92 pts.)
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Re: TN: 2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard

#2 Post by Kris Patten » December 8th, 2018, 2:24 pm

Cold Creek is one of the really old vineyards for WA, planted in 1972, I believe. Produces wonderful Cab, Franc, Merlot, Chard and Riesling, very rare for a vineyard anywhere in the world.
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Re: TN: 2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard

#3 Post by John Glas » December 13th, 2018, 5:37 am

Kris is this vineyard exclusive to Chateau Ste. Michelle?
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Re: TN: 2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard

#4 Post by Brian Glas » December 13th, 2018, 7:53 am

Januik has a Cold Creek Chardonnay. Haven't seen a cab though.

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#5 Post by Drew Goin » December 13th, 2018, 8:16 am

I have enjoyed the "Cold Creek" Merlot from Chateau Ste Michelle in the past. The vintage often mattered for me, but it's been some time since I have tasted any reds from this Washington State producer.

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Re: TN: 2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard

#6 Post by Dale McClaran » December 13th, 2018, 9:10 am

Brian Glas wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 7:53 am
Januik has a Cold Creek Chardonnay. Haven't seen a cab though.
Hi Brian,

I see it all over the place, even Safeway carries it. Some vintages can be a bit overbearing on the oak side, but once in a while they can really hit the mark.

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#7 Post by Kris Patten » December 13th, 2018, 8:24 pm

Mike was winemaker at Ste. Michelle so he has an in for Cold Creek fruit, but its owned by Ste. Michelle.
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