Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Ethos Late Harvest White Riesling 2011

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The Ethos Late Harvest White Riesling is a complex, decadent wine with intense aromas of apricot, honey and jasmine spice. Layers of apricot and white peach flavors are wonderfully balanced with natural acidity and a luscious finish. I can't think of a better way to end a perfect meal!

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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
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Snooth User: Nathan Ophardt
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/18/2012

Three glasses


Snooth User: Philip James
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/10/2009

Lots of bright acidity really balances this slightly sulfurous medium bodies dessert wine. The aromas are of peach and in the mouth this wine displays lots of backbone and a very nice finish.

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  • Snooth User: shooo63
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    3.50 5
    Vintage: NV 12/21/2009

    Three and a half glasses


    External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Ethos Late Harvest White Riesling

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    Vintage: 2006 03/16/2010

    Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling 2006 Ethos 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
    Vintage: 2005 10/15/2009

    A complex, decadent wine produced from hand selected clusters with 75-85% botrytis affected grapes; akin to a German Beerenauslese; all from the Horse Heaven Vineyard where grapes were left on the vines until early November to achieve super ripeness and noble rot. This succulent dessert wine shows intense aromas of apricot, honey and jasmine spice. Layers of apricot and white peach flavors are wonderfully balanced with natural acidity and a luscious finish. Steve Tanzer rated it 91 points and said “Bright, pale gold with a green tinge. Slightly high-toned, musky aromas of honeycomb, caraway seed and mace. Fat, thick and very sweet, but with good acidity framing the very rich flavors of ripe peach, caraway seed and honey. In an ideal world, this would have more complexity and acidity, but this sweet bomb is dense and delicious.” Limited.


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    Vintage: 2005 12/10/2011

    A Riesling wine from Washington in USA. 2005 Ste Michelle, Chateau Ethos Late Harvest Riesling 375ml



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    The Ethos Late Harvest White Riesling is a complex, decadent wine with intense aromas of apricot, honey and jasmine spice. Layers of apricot and white peach flavors are wonderfully balanced with natural acidity and a luscious finish. I can't think of a better way to end a perfect meal!

    Wine Specs:

    Sugar: 238 grams per liter Total Acidity: 9.0 grams per liter

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