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Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Columbia Valley 2007

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This Riesling consistently delivers classic Washington state Riesling character of juicy peach apricot ripe pear melon with subtle mineral notes.

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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 Riesling Columbia Valley

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Snooth User: ekw590
127408348
3.50 5
06/19/2009

2008 vintage - Perfumed floral notes over grass leads to light spritz, sweet, oily (full) with intense peach & apple flavors that linger in the finish.


Snooth User: JoeTunison
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5.00 5
03/24/2010

I am a regular guy not a wine snob, but I've been drinking Chateau Ste. Michelle wines since the winery first was founded. But you must not know much about the area of NW Oregon. It is not the Columbia Valley but the Willamette Valley (Pronounced Will Am Met, not Will A Mette.) Excellent wine. I highly recommend it.


Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
3.50 5
09/06/2008

lemon/floral scent almost spritzy tangy/sweet with a warm finish


Snooth User: bassman
79707228
4.50 5
10/02/2008

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Columbia Valley

External Review
Source: Salute! Wine Market
03/26/2009

14 Hands Riesling displays flavors of apple and pear, with a nice balance of minerality. Bright, crisp acidity makes this wine a perfect partner to a variety of foods.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling Saint M 2007 and all other wine from Chateau Ste Michelle are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

14 Hands Riesling features the fresh spring aromas of apple blossom and tangerine with a hint of wet stone. Flavors of fresh garden peaches and Granny Smith apples fill the palette with a racing acidity and a juicy and lively finish. This Riesling would pair great with a spicy Asian dish, or even before dinner.


External Review
10/06/2009

This Riesling consistently delivers classic Washington state Riesling character of juicy peach apricot ripe pear melon with subtle mineral notes.


External Review
10/15/2009

Here’s a delicious Riesling that shows the richness this grape can achieve in ideal growing conditions. Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Indian Wells vineyard is on the warm side of the Cascade Mountains in Washington’s Columbia Valley. This wine is made from those grape and grapes from nearby vineyards also on the mountain slopes. Direct sunlight, limited rainfall and low vigor translates to good ripeness and complex flavors. Wine & Spirits magazine scored this wine 90 points and said “This Riesling has a warm-weather feel to it, with peach blossom and pear scents. It’s plenty ripe, but balanced, a pure shot of pear juice that lasts with a savory leesy note. Ideal for Thai curry.”


External Review
02/24/2010

Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling 2007: Ausbau in Stahltanks, empf. Trinktemperatur 6-8°C, lagerfähig 1 - 2 Jahre ab Jahrgang,,,,Jahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Washington StateWeingut: Chateau Ste. MichelleRebsorte: 100% RieslingRestzucker: 8g/LiterRestsäure: 6,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.12 Weißwein


External Review
10/06/2009

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This Riesling consistently delivers classic Washington state Riesling character of juicy peach apricot ripe pear melon with subtle mineral notes.

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