Open Bottle - Chateau Set. Michelle - ETHOS

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Time: 04:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free

Every Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 pm we open a special bottle of wine and offer to you at a highly discounted price.
The wines are typically 90 points or better and are discounted 20-40%. Sometimes even more! when we can get special pricing from our vendors , we pass the savings along to you!!
Come in on Thursday and sample. If you can't make it, call us and we can put some aside for you!! 
(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)


 Chateau Ste. Michelle
Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 
Columbia Valley, Washington State

90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot

Ethos means “character" in Greek. As originally used by Aristotle, it referred to a man's character or personality, especially in its balance between passion and caution. It’s a very apropos name for this wine as it truly shows what Columbia Valley can do.

You may remember we did this exact vintage last March and sold all there was in Virginia at the time. Three weeks ago I got the call that the winery found a few cases of the 2013. I literally forced myself to count to ten before I answered casually yes!!!! 

This wine is still a blast! 
It throws caution to the wind, it stares into your soul as it lures you in for the next engrossing sip. Beware!

93 Points The Wine Advocate

"One of the standouts in the lineup is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Ethos Reserve, which comes from a number of sites in the Columbia Valley and incorporates 10% Merlot. Aged in 53% new French and American oak, this full-bodied, rich, unctuously textured and concentrated Cabernet is loaded with notions of currants, blueberries, smoked herbs, and licorice. Possessing low acidity, a plump, sexy profile and no hard edges, it can be enjoyed anytime over the coming decade."

91 Points The Wine Spectator

"Firm in texture, with a blanket of superfine tannins surrounding a pulsing core of blackberry, currant, dark plum and violet flavors that keep coursing through the long finish. Best from 2018 through 2023." 

Our Thoughts.........

Another year in bottle has only improved the integration of fruit and tannins. Vinous aromas of black fruits, licorice, dark chocolate and violet. Very lush and very ripe on the palate, with sweet black raspberry and chocolate flavors. Really spreads out to saturate the palate on the broad finish, which displays sophisticated tannins.

Our Regular Price $54.99
Special Sale Price 
 $34.00 a bottle

$174.00  for six ($29.00)

Call   703-668-WINE(9463) 

Vineyards and Winemaking
 Approximately one third of the fruit came from the Cold Creek Vineyard, one of the oldest and warmest sites in Washington. Planted in 1972, the low yielding old vines of Cold Creek produce small clusters and small berries, resulting in intense varietal flavors and deep 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.


How CSM began….

Missionaries and French fur traders bring vinifera plants to eastern Washington and teach Native Americans how to irrigate the Yakima Valley.
NAWICO (National Wine Company) founded in Seattle and Grandview. Pommerelle fruit wines founded in Seattle.
Under guidance from general manager Vic Allison, NAWICO begins planting vinifera grapes in the Columbia Valley. First variety planted is Grenache.
Pommerelle and NAWICO merge to become American Wine Growers. Grenache released in cork-finished bottles.
American Wine Growers plants first white Riesling in the Yakima Valley at Hahn Hill Vineyard.
André Tchelistcheff, recently retired winemaker from Napa Valley’s Beaulieu Vineyards, visits Yakima Valley. Allison asks Tchelistcheff to become consultant to American Wine Growers. American Wine Growers launches "Ste. Michelle" wines made from vinifera grapes grown in eastern Washington. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Semillon, Grenache Rosé are the first varieties produced.