Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling, Columbia Valley, $16

By on August 25, 2014

chateau-ste-michelle-cold-creek-vineyard-riesling-nv-bottleWhile it’s just above the “Best Buy” price range, Ste. Michelle doubled production and lowered the price of its Riesling off this historic vineyard from the 2012 vintage. Better yet, there’s been no drop in quality, having earned our top rating for the second straight vintage. Fascinating aromas of minerality, apricot, apple and white pepper don’t disappoint on the palate. There’s richness on the entry with delicious ripe pear and apple flavors, backed by river rock and finished with gorgeous juiciness that more than balances the residual sugar (2%). Ideal pairings would include Asian fare, crab, poultry or a fruit and cheese plate that includes Natural Viking Dill Garlic from the Washington State University Creamery.

Rating; Outstanding!

Production: 10,996 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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