Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Columbia Valley 2010
Our Columbia Valley Riesling is a blend of Riesling from throughout Washington’s Columbia Valley. We craft it to be a refreshing, off-dry Riesling vintage after vintage. The wine delivers sweet lime and peach character with subtle mineral notes. This is our "every day Riesling" that is a pleasure to drink and easy to match with a variety of foods
A very light nose of peach and general fruitiness. In the mouth the flavors of roast peach and pear are abundant but they are balanced well by a pop of acidity. Overall an easy drinking wine but nothing that will blow you away.
Light straw bright, nose of stone fruits & flowers; flavors of dried peach, grapefruit and quince. Refreshing.
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Chateau Ste. Michelle makes more Riesling than any winery in the country, and this bottling, at 553,500 cases, may qualify as the largest single Riesling production in the world. It's a great bottle of wine, priced for everyday consumption, yet loaded with fresh fruit flavors of peach, pear and melon. Washington state built its white wine reputation on Riesling, and Riesling is more popular than ever before (statewide it is the third most planted grape, and production is up 23 percent in the past two years). This version is off-dry, lightly spiced and perfectly framed by vibrant acids.
Light and appealing for its pretty peach and gooseberry flavors, lingering on the balanced finish. Drink now.
Light and tangy, modestly sweet, with refreshing apple and melon flavors. Drink now through 2008.
Ripe and effusive, with pretty pear and citrus flavors, finishing off-dry. Drink now.
This simple riesling has a peach blossom scent and sweet tropical fruit flavors. Its mild sweetness would make for a pleasant aperitif.
The workhorse wine for the Chateau, 375,000 cases strong. Consistently shows a nice mix of flavors revolving around grapefruit, white peaches and apricots, with freshness and well-managed off-dry sweetness. Never sugary, never cloying, it has almost as much character as the Eroica for half the price.
Chateau Ste. Michellersquo;s 2000 Johannisberg Riesling is an excellent value. It exhibits a honeyed orange blossom, herbal tea, apple and berry-scented perfume. Apricots and candied apples mingle with spices in this appealing, sweet (it has 20 grams of residual sugar) Riesling. Medium-bodied, rich, spicy, well-focused, and tangy, this easy-going yet immensely flavorful white will drink well for 4ndash;5 years.
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