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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Riesling 2007
Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Riesling 2007
(search item no. 99047)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is our ripe, tropical style of Riesling, which comes from warmer sites in Washington's Columbia Valley. This wine shows Riesling's ripe and racy side with a great combination of warmer rich tropical fruit-driven aromas with a hint of minerality.

The wine is rich and unctuous, while maintaining a fresh, elegant style that is typical of Washington state Riesling.

Pairs best with crab, fresh fruit, poultry, mild cheeses and Asian dishes. Also does well alongside herbs such as dill, parsley and chervil and spices like allspice, black pepper, cloves and nutmeg.

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About Chateau Ste. Michelle:

Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley. The winery combines Old World winemaking with New World innovation and is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Chateau Ste. Michelle receives some of the highest accolades in the industry, including "American Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast for 2004 and "2005 Winery of the Year" by Restaurant Wine. In addition, the winery's Eroica Riesling, crafted from a partnership with German winemaker Ernst Loosen, has been named to Wine Spectator's prestigious "Top 100" wines list for five consecutive years.

Chateau Ste. Michelle is one of the few premium wineries in the world with two state-of-the-art wineries, one devoted to whites and another to reds. This dedicated approach to winemaking allows winemaker Bob Bertheau to build winemaking programs to the unique specifications of red and white wines. While all of Chateau Ste. Michelle's vineyards are located on the east side of the Cascade Mountains where the climate is dry and sunny, Bob Bertheau makes the award winning white wines in Woodinville, 15 miles northeast of Seattle. The winery's expansive, 87-acre estate hosts more than 250,000 visitors annually for tours, tastings, dinners and outdoor summer concerts.