Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Limited Release Midsummer’s White, Columbia Valley, $24

By on August 18, 2014

chateau-ste-michelle-midsummers-white-wine-2013-labelBob Bertheau and his white winemaker, Wendy Stuckey, annually create this for their summer concert series, and this blend of Chenin Blanc (59%), Gewürztraminer (24%) and Riesling is a showstopper each day at the Woodinville tasting room. The influence of Gewürz shows immediately in the nose of orange oil, honeydew melon, rosewater and apple blossom. Bright flavors of pear and tangerine get an escort with an early burst of acidity that carries through to a finish of peach. The residual sugar sits just below 1%, which makes for a racy, fruity and refreshing drink.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 2,200 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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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