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Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling – 90 Points

Updated: Jun 22, 2021

Let’s talk about Riesling! Riesling is a white grape variety that prefers cool to moderate climates. It is naturally high in acidity and can range at all sweetness levels. Riesling is produced across the world in a variety of styles. The 2018 Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling is medium in sweetness style (between off-dry and sweet) and very easy to drink at 11.5% alcohol. Admittedly, I could only enjoy a glass or two rather than splitting the whole bottle to enjoy it’s medium sweet profile, but like this blog – we are evolving. See below for my tasting notes:

  1. Vintage: 2018

  2. Alcohol percentage: 11.5%

  3. Appellation: Columbia Valley

  4. Appearance: medium intensity, lemon in color.

  5. Nose: medium intensity, with secondary aromas.

  6. Palate: medium dry sweetness, and medium acidity.

  7. Aromas and flavors: floral aroma notes, white peach, lime and minerality flavors.

  8. Conclusion: good wine

  9. Price: $7.99

Food Recommendation: pairs well with grilled seafood and spicy Korean chicken wings.

Conclusion: for the price point you can’t go wrong, this wine is great if you prefer medium sweet wines.

Wine rating: 90 Points

*Any wines rated 90 points or more, I recommend. Wines rated 89 points or below means it’s an acceptable wine, but I wouldn’t spend your money on it.*


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