Planted in 1973, Cold Creek Vineyard stands as one of the oldest and most acclaimed vineyards in Washington State. Our sun-drenched, 40+-year-old vines at Cold Creek estate vineyard are grown in weak loamy sand and gravel soils with low water holding capacity. This “silty loam” produces moderate crops and concentrated grapes, resulting in intense flavors in all varietals and deep color in the red fruit. Along with its unique terroir, Chateau Ste. Michelle’s commitment to research and innovation at the vineyard has earned Cold Creek wines critical acclaim, with more than sixty scores of 90 and above.
Our Cold Creek vineyard is one of Washington state’s oldest and most acclaimed vineyards. This Merlot is a rich, full-bodied wine that charms with its ample black cherry, mocha and plum aromas and flavors.
Blend: 93% Cold Creek Merlot, 7% Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Aging: Aged for 22 months in French and American oak, 25% new.