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Csm Harvest Select Riesling Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Columbia Valley Riesling Paterson and Woodinville. Wa 2009

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Score: N/A Tasting Notes: 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. Try with foods such as fresh fruit, crab, mild cheese & chicken or with herbs such as chervil, coriander seeds, dill & parsley. Web Site: Click Here

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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 Csm Harvest Select Riesling Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Columbia Valley Riesling Paterson and Woodinville. Wa

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.50 5
06/03/2010

Very light and refreshing like a peach spritzer with some grapefruit citrus hints a twinge of minerality with soft acidity


Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
2.50 5
09/02/2011

Straw bright, aromas of white peach and lime; flavor notes of peach,Asian pear and citrus, with good mouth-feel and zippy acidity across the palate to a short finish.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.50 5
03/06/2010

- Tasted at Total Wine 3/6/10


Snooth User: r sprezzatura
354247747
4.00 5
11/06/2010

An excellent wine for the price. I paid $4.99! A dry, refreshing Riesling with a crisp finish. Just the right amount of acidity. Pairs well with seafood.


Snooth User: ftezen
158032169
3.00 5
12/22/2010

Good weekday wine that paired well with chicken (and I think turkey and pork would also pair well). Fragrant pear and peach on the nose with ripe pear and mineral notes through to the finish (semi-dry).


Snooth User: sparks1093
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3.00 5
07/03/2011

This was our first Riesling and we found it to be quite drinkable. Just the right amount of everything and at an affordable price point for everyday.


Snooth User: april b
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0.00 5
01/16/2011

America's best and accessible wine values - food and wine magazine


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External Reviews for Csm Harvest Select Riesling Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Columbia Valley Riesling Paterson and Woodinville. Wa

11/12/2010

Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Edging into medium sweetness, but wonder-fully fixed on very pure Riesling fruit, this lovely wine smacks of white peaches and blossoms and sports near-perfect balancing acidity. It tastes of fruit rather sugar and comes with a vibrant, long-lasting finish. It is a remarkable value by any standard, and it will make memorable drinking with all sorts of Asian fare.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


11/12/2010

Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Expressive and well-made dry Riesling is a commodity that to us seems in short supply, and, as this bottling demonstrates, it is imperative, but also challenging to overcome the tendency of the grape to be slender, tight-fisted when made in this style. In this instance, that fruity reticence allows underlying bitterness to show through, and, while inexpensive, the wine wants for both depth and the variety's bouncy charms.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


11/12/2010

Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Falling somewhere between the winery's Dry and Harvest Select bottlings in terms of its very slight sweetness, this off-dry Riesling displays lots of lively, slightly citrus-tinged, fresh-pear fruitiness and reminds that the varietal can make wines that are at once both delicate and long on character. It too is exceptionally well-balanced, and it will do the trick in washing down the likes of sautéed chicken breasts and shallots in a light sauce.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Edging into medium sweetness


07/05/2011

"Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Falling somewhere between the winery's Dry and Harvest Select bottlings in terms of its very slight sweetness


External Review
05/19/2011

Bright and jazzy, with a fleshiness to the texture that adds an extra dimension to the lively pear and floral aromas and flavors, picking up a wet stone note on the finish. Drink now through 2016.


External Review
05/19/2011

The fresh, lively peach and apple flavors are an appealing combination in this slightly sweet wine. Clean, with good richness and a touch of lemon giving it a zingy texture.


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Score: N/A Tasting Notes: 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. Try with foods such as fresh fruit, crab, mild cheese & chicken or with herbs such as chervil, coriander seeds, dill & parsley. Web Site: Click Here

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