• Power, structure and rich concentrated black fruit
  • Black cherry flavors and chocolate notes
  • “Classic” Washington vintage for this Cabernet
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Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington State. Without a doubt the most important of the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and a pioneer of the region. It is one of few premium wineries in the world with separate state-of-the-art winemaking facilities for its red and white wines. Its location in Columbia Valley appellation provides superb growing conditions necessary for producing their highly acclaimed wines.

In 2004 Chateau Ste. Michelle was named “American Winery of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast and 2006 marked the twelfth year that the winery received “Winery of the Year” honors by Wine & Spirits. Each vintage, in every language, the international media continues to pile praise on this winery. “Leading the way has been…Chateau Ste. Michelle.

"They have taken what was considered a rather blend Merlot grapes and turned it into a superstar!” - Paul Gregott, Wine Enthusiast

“Chateau Ste. Michelle continues to amaze us with its dedication to quality and its reasonable prices.” – Wine Spectator

”Also 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.“

90 Points - Robert Parker

More Information
Grape Type Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size 750ml
Region Columbia Valley
Vintage 2012
Cellaring 20 Years
Winemaker Cory Beck
ABV 14.5%

Food Pairings

  • BBQ
  • Beef
  • Duck
  • Rich Pasta


  • Concentrated
  • Elegant
  • Rich
  • Round


  • black-cherry
  • blackberry
  • chocolate
  • mulberry

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