Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot 2013

$25.59

SKU 8562

750ml

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Cold Creek's 40-year-old vines deliver a big, concentrated Merlot.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Brand Chateau Ste. Michelle
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateBrought up in a big chunk of American oak, the inky colored 2013 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot (there's 2% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend) gives up lots of vanilla, chocolate and assorted dark fruits in a rich, textured, full-bodied, forward style. I could do without the American oak, but this has plenty of fruit and texture, and is a fun drink. Enjoy it over the coming couple of years.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 29, 2017
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Wine SpectatorTrim and firm in texture, with currant and tobacco aromas and medium-bodied flavors that finish with a tannic bite. Best after 2018. 1,800 cases made.

Tim Fish, August 31, 2017
  • we87

Wine EnthusiastBaking spice and vanilla aromas are at the fore, followed by blue fruit and barrel spices. The barrel influence (71% new French and American) leads on the palate as well, with abundant vanilla flavors that wash over the fruit. There's some good fruit underneath, if you can get to it.

Sean Sullivan, August 1, 2017

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