Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery is one of Washington state's oldest and most prestigious winery offers award-winning wines and a tasting experience second to none at our chateau and historic grounds near Seattle.
Tradition, innovation and the highest standards are the essence of Chateau Ste. Michelle. We grow our own grapes. We believe in using the finest French oak barrels. Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery winemakers have worked and learned in Europe. And Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery wines are always included among the Top Wines of the World. At Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, enjoying great wine is a way of life-and you don't have to be an expert. Our Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Vintage Reserve Club and winery tours and tastings will help you learn more about this venerable passion.
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery 2001 Indian Wells Chardonnay
The 2001 Indian Wells Chardonnay displays aromas of sweet lemon, lime, baked apple and hints of mineral. The structure of the wine is elegant and well balanced with flavors of pear, citrus and toasty oak. Silky texture, rich flavor and long aftertaste make this wine a great food accompaniment.
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery 2001 Cold Creek Chardonnay
The 2001 Cold Creek Chardonnay displays the classic ripe apple and pear aroma characteristics and rich fruit flavor that have distinguished this vineyard for over 25 years. Secondary aromas of spice, citrus, mineral and toasted hazelnuts are also exhibited. The wine has a viscous mouth feel, a well-defined structure, and a long silky finish. This wine is delicious now, but will continue to develop additional complexity and richness for the next 10 years.
The warm growing conditions of the 2001 vintage resulted in aromatic and richly flavored Chardonnay at Canoe Ridge Vineyard. The wine shows dominant aromas of pear, apple and toasty oak accented with hints of butterscotch, sweet lime, vanilla and baking spice. The mouth feel is rich and the finish is long and silky.
This is another great vintage for the Horse Heaven Vineyard. The forward aromas are focused on lime, grapefruit zest and pear. Barrel fermentation adds a subtle spicy oak note and rounds out the texture of the rich wine. The bright acidity of this cool vintage gives the wine an appealing crispness and long fresh aftertaste.
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard
Aromas of cedar and vanilla lead to flavors of deep black cherry, plum, blackberry and spice. This is a concentrated, dense Cabernet with a lingering toasty finish. Powerful and balanced, this Cab has great ageability.