Wines Crafted With Passion, Recognized for Value and Celebrated With Acclaim.
"...Columbia Crest Has Established a Small "Winery Within a Winery" to Give Its Talented Winemaker, Doug Gore, the Chance to Experiment With Artisan-like Techniques.. The Reserve Chardonnay Is Something Like a Barrel-fermented Chablis Grand Cru."
Washington Post, March 22 2000
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Chateau Ste. Michelle is the Grand Cru of the Pacific Nw, a pioneer in vinifera grape growing in Washington State. It is a winery known for leadership in innovation, with unique products from the artist series to single vineyard wines.
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After crushing, extraction begins with a 48-hour cold soak on the skins. Fermentation is initiated with twice-daily gentle pumpovers to complete extraction of colour, lush flavours, and tannins. After 6 days, the wine is pressed off the skins into stainless steel fermenters and is inoculated for ML fermentation. Wine was aged 10 months in French and American oak barrels
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The stylish Sparkling Wine with consistently superior value.
Domaine Ste. Michelle is the fastest growing Method Champenoise Sparkling Wine in the U.S. because of its superior quality and value as well as its fashionable style.