Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Harvest Select Riesling, Columbia Valley, $10

By on June 2, 2013

washington wineBest Buy! This is the sweetest of Ste. Michelle’s mainline Rieslings, and at 4.71 percent residual sugar, it is not shy in that department. Yet the outrageously low pH of 2.92 keeps everything in check. It opens with aromas of peach, apricot, apple and Thompson seedless grape, followed by beautifully balanced flavors of pear and nectarine. The acidity offers a bright lemon-lime finish that wraps up this delicious wine. This is a terrific Riesling to go with spicy Asian or Mexican dishes or as a late-afternoon summer sipper.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 210,000 cases

Alcohol: 10.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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