Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris 2013

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My first ever wine from this very large winery. Easy to find, easy to drink.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle:
  You’d be hard-pressed (just like the grapes!) to find a more influential winery than Chateau Ste. Michelle. It’s Washington State’s oldest winery, getting its start when Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company merged in 1954 to form the American Wine Growers. From there, they created a premium line of vinifera wines in 1967 called “Ste. Michelle ... Read more
  You’d be hard-pressed (just like the grapes!) to find a more influential winery than Chateau Ste. Michelle. It’s Washington State’s oldest winery, getting its start when Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company merged in 1954 to form the American Wine Growers. From there, they created a premium line of vinifera wines in 1967 called “Ste. Michelle Vintners,” under the direction of Andre Tchelistcheff, which is where Ste. Michelle really took off. Their first vines were planted at the now-legendary Cold Creek Vineyard in Eastern Washington in 1972. When a French style chateau was built in Woodinville by Ste. Michelle Vintners in 1976, the winery finally became known as Chateau Ste. Michelle. The terroir is very important for Chateau Ste. Michelle. Columbia Valley isn’t just important because they have over 3,500 acres under vine there - they love the land, and they even helped to make it recognized as an American Viticulture Area (AVA). Columbia Valley produces more Riesling than any other American region, and Chateau Ste. Michelle leads that charge as the leading North American Riesling producer. Chateau Ste. Michelle is known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, but it didn’t become great magically. They actually have two separate wineries, one for making whites, and another for making reds, which allows them to have complete control of the process. In fact, they’re so serious about the difference that they have dedicated winemakers for each color. While Bob Bertheau is their head winemaker who oversees all wine, Joshua Maloney oversees only the red wines, and Wendy Stuckey cares for the white. This allows Chateau Ste. Michelle to consistently create world-class wines that never fail to surprise judges. Read less

Member Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris

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Snooth User: raindance
2001541,006
3.00 5
10/04/2014

My first ever wine from this very large winery. Easy to find, easy to drink.


2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 10/19/2011

Rich, complex, and full bodied white, a bit funky and floral from the small amount of Viognier , not my type of wine, but I could see likeable characteristics in it for others.


Snooth User: Val13
114220610
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 12/03/2009

Very buttery nose and full body. Citrus palate, moderate acidity.


Snooth User: crickf
638912209
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/31/2011

More dry than other Ste. Michelle whites. Very good. Smooth.


Snooth User: crickf
638912209
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/10/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/30/2009

Scent is "thick" and syrupy. It is a bit spritzy, with a smooth, soft lemon flavor.


Snooth User: strikingvisage
14430876
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/01/2009

Surprisingly tasty, esp. for price. Varietally correct; floral nose w/ apples & hint of sweetness on palate, slightly fat mouthfeel, shorter, mildly creamy finish.


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External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris

External Review
Vintage: 2011 10/11/2012

Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington. Chateau Ste. Michelle's wines are among the most affordable and most popular.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 03/27/2010

Our Pinot Gris style falls between the lighter Italian Pinot Grigio andthe richer, rounder Pinot Gris from Alsace. The Chateau Ste. MichellePinot Gris offers fresh aromas of melon, apple and a hint of spice witha crisp finish. A touch of Viognier contributes texture and an attractivefloral character. This wine is a perfect match with scallops or halibut.'


External Review
Vintage: 2007 10/06/2009

Fresh aromas and flavors of ripe honeydew melon and crisp green apple. A touch of Viognier contributes an attractive floral note. The wine has an elegant finish and a refreshing crispness that makes it very food friendly.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 10/06/2009

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