Great Northwest Wines top wines 100: 20-11

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13. Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $25

Chateau Ste Michelle makes Cabernet Sauvignon from its estate Cold Creek Vineyard in Washington's Columbia Valley.Cold Creek, a vineyard planted by Ste. Michelle in 1973, is a prized vineyard for winemaker Bob Bertheau. Italian herbs and a hint of mint lead off this Cab, followed by blackberry and cherry notes on the nose. In the mouth, Cold Creek Vineyard displays why it’s among the Northwest’s finest, with black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, a bit of black pepper and elegant tannins, followed by a farewell of dark chocolate and cherry.

Production: 8,000 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Articles credited to Great Northwest Wine are authored by Eric Degerman and other contributors. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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