Artist Series 2014, Château Ste. Michelle

  • 103854QC-STK
  • Red
  • Cab Sauv / Merlot / Malbec
  • 2014
  • 750 ml

Artist Series 2014, Château Ste. Michelle

  • 103854QC-STK
  • Red
  • Cab Sauv / Merlot / Malbec
  • 2014
  • 750 ml

Availability: 5.00000000

$80.00

Available format

Unité 2/CS 3/CS 6/CS 12/CS
5 case(s) in stock

Detailed info

Wine description

Artist Series 2014, Château Ste. Michelle
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Tasting notes

The Artist Series is the first wine I blend each vintage from our best vineyards in the Columbia Valley as I strive for elegance, complexity with underlying power. The very warm 2014 vintage provided fruit with full ripeness and rich concentration, and allowed the sites in the blend to show off their terroir. The blend of four varietals expresses beautiful Washington fruit structure and elegance.

Producer

STE MICHELLE WINE ESTATES

Vinification and aging

Fermented in small lots for maximum flexibility during blending. Gentle pumpovers during fermentation help extract optimal flavor and color. Each fermentation lot is tasted daily to evaluate the evolution of the tannins, modify extraction techniques and find the right moment to drain the wine off of its skins. Aged for 24 months in 52% new French oak, and 48% Neutral French oak.

Terroir

Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard (47%) provided spicy cherry flavors and soft tannins. Cold Creek Vineyard (22%) showed off its old-vine power and concentration. A first time site for this blend, Kelly Vineyard (21%) added bright raspberry fruit along with a racy Walla Walla character. Zephyr Ridge Vineyard (8%) contributed classic, sleek refined tannins while the Klipsun Vineyard (2%) in Red Mountain provided deep spicy fruit and added grip to the blend.

Vintage

2014

Variety

Cab Sauv / Merlot / Malbec

Colour

Red

Country

UNITED STATES

Region of production

Washington

Sub-Region

Columbia Valley, Washington

Appellation

Columbia Valley, Washington

Scores and awards

93

WE

pts
94

JS

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