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Chateau Sainte Michelle - Columbia Valley Dry Riesling 2016

Information

  • Country: USA
  • Wine Region: Washington
  • Wine Maker: Bob Bertheau
  • Grape: Riesling
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.00
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Food Matching

Food Matching

Ideal with crab, scallops, mild cheeses, spiced Asian dishes and Indian curries. The winemaker's personal recommendation is freshly shucked oysters.

Duty/Vat Paid
VS: 87 (2016) WS: 87 (2016) WE: 88 (2012) W&S: 87 (2016)

Wine tasting notes

The Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling is a dry, refreshing style of Riesling with beautiful fruit flavors, crisp acidity and an elegant finish. It offers inviting sweet citrus aromas and flavors. This is an incredibly versatile food wine and my favorite with oysters.

Winery Information

Chateau Sainte Michelle

Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley. The winery combines Old World winemaking with New World innovation and is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.Chateau Ste. Michelle receives some of the highest accolades in the industry, including "American Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast for 2004 and "2005 Winery of the Year" by Restaurant Wine. In.. read more

Expert Reviews

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2016)87 pts

Very pale yellow. Reticent hints of peach syrup, lemon, white pepper, menthol and brown spices. The distinctly pliant palate offers good texture and lemony intensity, with a light sweetness supported by harmonious acidity. Hints of brown spices add appeal. Not a complex Riesling but very easy to drink owing to its fruit intensity and freshness.

Wine Spectator (2016)87 pts

Soft and delicately sweet, with easygoing peach and lemon sorbet notes

Wine Enthusiast (2012)88 pts

Labeled dry, this nonetheless carries a hint of sweetness, at 70 g/L residual sugar. It’s fruity and fresh, with melon, citrus and peach prominent. A perfect summer sipping wine. — P.G. (9/1/2013)

Wine & Spirits (2016)87 pts

Ste. Michelle, one of the world’s largest Riesling producers, offers one of the best $9 white wines made in the USA. This one has a lemony aroma and flavors of juicy apple. It’s a simple, mouthwatering wine to serve chilled on summer afternoons.

Vinification Notes

Riesling grapes were picked under cool nighttime skies to preserve the variety’s bright, juicy style and retain all the natural acidity.. Cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks preserves the freshness and bright fruit qualities of this wine.