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Chateau Grand Traverse Riesling Old Mission Peninsula Semi-Dry 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Well this is a different bird. Smells of petrol and honey with some earthy dried fruit aromas and a strong floral/gardenia top note. A little sweet on entry, but the acid quickly snaps this back to dryness. There's a rich, almost stemmy quality to the fruit here, with more of a treacle than honey flavor on the palate accenting the lime zest and slight white cherry-toned fruit. The finish is savory and fairly long, with a touch of appealing pepperiness. This is pretty dry for "semi-dry," and the acid/sweetness balance is just about where I like it. The relatively unusual flavor profile will keep this from enjoying a wider audience, but I do like the savory complexity here. 88pts

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Chateau Grand Traverse:
It started with one vineyard more than three decades ago. Now Chateau Grand Traverse has moved into its second generation of family winemaking – producing eighteen wine varieties from four vineyards sprawling across more than 120 acres, all earning countless medals to attest to the care and quality we put into every bottle.

Editorial Reviews for Chateau Grand Traverse Riesling Old Mission Peninsula Semi-Dry

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,083
3.50 5
03/13/2013

Well this is a different bird. Smells of petrol and honey with some earthy dried fruit aromas and a strong floral/gardenia top note. A little sweet on entry, but the acid quickly snaps this back to dryness. There's a rich, almost stemmy quality to the fruit here, with more of a treacle than honey flavor on the palate accenting the lime zest and slight white cherry-toned fruit. The finish is savory and fairly long, with a touch of appealing pepperiness. This is pretty dry for "semi-dry," and the acid/sweetness balance is just about where I like it. The relatively unusual flavor profile will keep this from enjoying a wider audience, but I do like the savory complexity here. 88pts


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Snooth User: bobalenzo
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 09/15/2009

A very good Michigan wine, slightly citrusy at first, good finish. I find this wine at most retailers locally for less than the price listed above. 2007 vintage was better than 2006, in my opinion.

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  • Snooth User: stewartsoccer
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    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2006 03/10/2009

    Four glasses



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