Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Syrah 2019

Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Syrah 2019

 

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Chateau Ste Michelle
Columbia Valley Syrah 2019
  • Vintage : 2019
  • Country : USA
  • Region : Washington
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Rich and Spicy
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 95% Syrah, 4% Viognier, 1% Grenache

The Columbia Valley Syrah is a soft, ripe Syrah with ripe berry fruit aromas and flavors with hints of vanilla and brown sugar spice. It was co-fermented with Viognier for an even more accessible and fruit forward style of Syrah. This is an enjoyable red.

Experts Score Vintage
W&S Wines & Spirits 89 2017
WS Wine Spectator 89 2014
WE Wine Enthusiast 87 2014
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Tasting Note: Velvety cool-climate Syrah from Washington State, brimming with red and black berries plus an appetising underlay of leather.

Food Matching: Try with hearty beef dishes, grilled salmon and strongly flavoured cheeses.

Vineyard: Sourced from vineyards in the Wahluke Slope, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Rattlesnake Hills and Yakima Valley AVAs. Syrah is well suited to eastern Washington’s long, warm growing season, resulting in ideal ripeness and complexity.

Vinification: Ripe grapes were picked during the warmth of the day to start fermentation quickly, then de-stemmed and fermented for 7-8 days. A combination of maceration techniques were used to bring out Syrah’s lush, concentrated character and to minimise harsh tannins: Approximately 80% of the wine was made using the ‘pump over’ technique to extract colour, aromas and flavours and the remaining 20% was made by ‘delestage’ (rack and return), a process in which the wine is completely pumped out of the tank, then quickly pumped back over the cap to completely submerge it. These gentle extraction techniques are ideal for keeping the soft Syrah berries intact. The wine was then aged in oak for 18 months.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 89 Points (2017)
This offers impressive complexity at the price, with scents of licorice and smoked meat, sumptuous oak flavors and sleek fruit. Buy it by the case for outdoor parties.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 89 Points (2014)
Top 100Wine Values - Expressive blackberry and smoky meat aromas lead to modestly proportioned licorice and cracked pepper flavors framed by ripe tannins. Drink now through 2022.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 87 Points (2014)
Vanilla, baking spice, huckleberry, herb and blackberry aromas are at the fore. The black and blue-fruit flavors are soft and supple, bringing light savory notes that provide appeal. —S.S.

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Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Chateau Ste Michelle
Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
WS
87
RP
88
WE
89
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WS
88
WE
88
W&S
89
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W&S
88
WS
89
WE
89
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Col Solare 2017
WS
92
RP
94
W&S
94
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95,00 €
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Chateau Ste Michelle
Columbia Valley Merlot 2018
WE
89
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Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Syrah 2019 Reviewed by Wines & Spirits 21-12-2021 . Score: 4