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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris 2009
Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris 2009
(search item no. 108371)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $11.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 87 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

94% Pinot Gris, 6% Viognier.
Our Pinot Gris style falls between the lighter Italian Pinot Grigio and the richer, rounder Pinot Gris from Alsace. The Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris off ers fresh aromas and flavors of pear, fig and a hint of spice. A touch of Viognier contributes texture and ans attractive floral character. This wine is a perfect match with scallops or halibut.
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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.