Chateau Ste Michelle 2012 Gewürztraminer, Columbia Valley, $11

By on November 24, 2013

chateau-ste-michelle-gewurtzraminer-bottleBest Buy! A magnificent wine to serve at Thanksgiving, one of the Pacific Northwest’s prime examples of Gewürztraminer might also be the easiest to find. The gorgeous nose, which gets a boost from Muscat (2%) features lychee, orange, apricot skin, tangerine and clove. Clean, classic and yummy flavors feature tangerine, grapefruit and melon. In the finish pops up some varietally correct bitterness from citrus pith and apricot pit to skillfully balance the residual sugar (1.6%). Head winemaker Bob Bertheau enjoys this wine with any food with a bit of “bite to it.”

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 6,500 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%


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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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