Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Riesling 2007

Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington

$17.29 $12.98
Save $4.31
Item No. 99047
  • white wine
  • W&S90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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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.

Critical Acclaim

"This riesling has a warm-weather feel to it, with peach blossom and pear scents. It's plenty ripe, but balanced, a pure shot of pear juice that lasts with a savory leesy note. Ideal for a Thai yellow curry."
90 Points

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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
Very Smooth
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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,...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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