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Chateau Ste. Michelle White Riesling Columbia Valley Late Harvest Chateau Reserve 1997

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Intensely floral aroma and smooth mouthfeel. This stuff is incredible!

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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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Member Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle White Riesling Columbia Valley Late Harvest Chateau Reserve

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Snooth User: acidflask
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5.00 5
11/18/2009

Intensely floral aroma and smooth mouthfeel. This stuff is incredible!


Snooth User: Noirkat
10695531
5.00 5
Vintage: 1991 12/16/2008

very smooth wine, slightly sweet, white grape. Good with pasta, aged/sharp cheeses, white, white meat, shellfish


Snooth User: acbearce
3150636
4.50 5
Vintage: 1991 09/18/2007

Not too sweet as some rieslings are, but a fabulously smooth wine. Wonderful with firm white fish.


Snooth User: Lissaust
3283431
4.00 5
Vintage: 1991 01/02/2008

perfect smooth and sweet anytime


Snooth User: Jessica Renee
283603
5.00 5
Vintage: 1991 06/21/2007

Five glasses



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<p>This Washington State riesling was harvested from the Chateau Ste. Michelle's Horse Heaven Vineyard which is located close to the Columbia River. Some of the grapes used to make this white wine was harvested late to achieve the natural condition of Botrytis which gives this wine its flavor.</p>


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