Chateau Ste. Michelle

Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot

8.737 ratings
8.73 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Chris Morgan

Sommelier The Oceanaire Seafood Room

9.0

2001

2001

Jun 7th, 2017
Mark Salinas

Owner World and Wine Getaways

9.4

Some of the best Merlot I have tasted all come from Washington State. This is no exception. It is deep purple in the glass with a medium body. Some spice and a lingering finish. Excellent!

Some of the best Merlot I have tasted all come from Washington State. This is no exception. It is deep purple in the glass with a medium body. Some spice and a lingering finish. Excellent!

Dec 24th, 2015
yan ho
8.8

with jon chris in ct, 8.18.2019

with jon chris in ct, 8.18.2019

Aug 18th, 2019
Tom Pilla

Hot! Smooth and carmelly. Bim bam boom.

Hot! Smooth and carmelly. Bim bam boom.

Jun 8th, 2019
Sten

Wish list 2015

Wish list 2015

Oct 29th, 2018
Daniel Porter

Still more tannins and acid than I expected for a vintage of this age.

Still more tannins and acid than I expected for a vintage of this age.

Aug 2nd, 2017
Mike Estes

Nice balance, a hint of oak, and a very mellow merlot. Great value for the price.

Nice balance, a hint of oak, and a very mellow merlot. Great value for the price.

Jul 25th, 2017
John Zawada

Denise birthday wine with steak dinner... she likes it. Not a big finish on the wine

Denise birthday wine with steak dinner... she likes it. Not a big finish on the wine

Jul 21st, 2017
Kendall Mix

Showing quite a bit of bottle age. Took 20 min to open up. Still some fruit but more in the dried form - dried currants, dried cherries, then some leather and smoked meat notes. Even a Little raspberry, and wonderfully silly tannins. Probably a few years past it's prime, but still fun to try.

Showing quite a bit of bottle age. Took 20 min to open up. Still some fruit but more in the dried form - dried currants, dried cherries, then some leather and smoked meat notes. Even a Little raspberry, and wonderfully silly tannins. Probably a few years past it's prime, but still fun to try.

Jun 19th, 2017
Kellie Dolan

Dark cherry, raspberry and blueberry with hints of vanilla spice. A bite of tannins on the finish, that is on the milder end and doesn't linger.

Dark cherry, raspberry and blueberry with hints of vanilla spice. A bite of tannins on the finish, that is on the milder end and doesn't linger.

Feb 20th, 2017