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2006 Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Dry Columbia Valley
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About Chateau Ste. Michelle

Chateau Ste. Michelle is a massive operation, leading the world in the production of Riesling. 3,500 acres planted across the state of Washington produce roughly 2,000,000 cases annually. Winemaker Bob Bertheau manages not one, but two seperate wineries dedicated to the production of white and red wines respectively.

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2006 Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Dry Columbia Valley

Producer: Chateau Ste. Michelle
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Riesling
Origin: Washington
Region: Columbia Valley

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87 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2007

($9) A fruit bomb of a nose, offering melon, peach, lemon, lime and a hint of nutmeg. Supple and slightly sweet, with flavors of peach syrup and brown spices. With a good bit of CO2 and sound acidity, this comes across as less sweet than the 7.5 grams per liter r.s. would suggest. Excellent value.

84 Points | Wine Spectator

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Very dry, not biting
by Peck12738119
A little too dry for my tatse, but (thankfully) avoided the harsh after-bite. Crisp with a full flavor up-front and then a smooth finish.


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