Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
|Brand||Chateau Ste. Michelle|
Wine EnthusiastThis 100% varietal from one of the state's oldest vineyards brims with aromas of dark roasted coffee, char, bittersweet chocolate and black cherry. Flavors show plenty of concentration and depth with a lingering, cocoa and vanilla-filled finish.
Wine AdvocateAlso impressive, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard comes from vines planted in 1973 and a south-facing, warm site located in the Columbia Valley. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged 21 months in 77% new French and American oak, it has outstanding notes of black raspberries, smoked meats, a hint of minerality and ground herbs. Medium to full-bodied, pure, elegant and nicely concentrated, it has a forward, delicious and balanced feel that makes it ideal for drinking over the coming 7-8 years.
Wine SpectatorBright and jazzy, with a blast of cherry, mint, blackberry and spice playing against tangy acidity on a sinewy frame and persisting on the lively finish. Drink now through 2020. 13,800 cases made.