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2006 Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling "Dry Riesling"

Winery: Chateau Ste Michelle

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dry Riesling"

Wine Category: Riesling

Grape blend: 100% Riesling

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $12

Cases produced: 25,000

KWG Score: 88 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: October 14, 2007

Wine Review: This wine opens with a very appealing ripe peach like bouquet. On the palate, this light bodied wine is dry, crisp, clean, and has minerally lime like flavors. The finish is dry, slightly tingly, and prolonged. This wine would pair nicely with swordfish. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: "For 15 years we made a special dry Riesling just for the Northwest. The wine developed a loyal following and sold out quickly every year. Slowly we started hearing from customers in other parts of the country who wanted this dryer style Riesling. Starting with this 2006 vintage, we are happy to offer our Dry Riesling nationwide. The Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling is a dry, crisp, refreshing style of Riesling with beautiful forward fruit flavors, crisp acidity and an elegant finish. It offers brisk, cooler climate Riesling character of white peach and mandarin oranges with a clean finish. We followed the German model for classifying this as a dry Riesling and made it in the "Troken" style. Our Dry Riesling is very versatile with food. Try it with Asian dishes or shrimp." - Bob Bertheau, Head Winemaker

Organic status: not organic

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