Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Harvest Select Riesling, Columbia Valley, $10
Best 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.
Production: 210,000 cases
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