Wine Review: Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling

Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling

UPDATE: We’ve revisited this wine in 2015!

You’ve all seen it, you’ve all tasted it, so here’s what you probably already know: It’s not pricey and it’s not bad.

So here we go: quick and easy.


Pale, silver hay, not much injected in there. Looks refreshing.


Floral, citrus, peaches, blossoms, cold water, light sour manure stink.


Pleasing and full. Dances on the tongue with good acid. Fruit is forward enough, and no heat whatsoever. The peaches and citrus fade away to bring on some canteloupe, honeydew and a small hit of grass. Long, lip-smacking finish. Bit too sweet.

With Food

Does anyone drink this with food anymore? I mean, Chateau Ste Michelle is a fantastic producer, but this stuff is practically left on the doorsteps of people moving into new suburban homes. Anything that isn’t red or stinky would work, but let’s face it, you’re going to drink it no matter what.

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