Sunday, July 17, 2011

Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley 2009 Dry And 2010 Harvest Select Rieslings

Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley 2009 Dry Riesling, $9.00, 87 points, is another in the value wines from Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley.
This is a very dry wine, but has plenty of fruit, apple and lime as well and other pome fruit with some citrus flavors which were carried over from the aroma.
The color is very clear, having a glimmer of lemon-lime.
The lightness of the color is true on the palate, making this a very refreshing libation. 
Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Harvest Select 2010 Riesling, $10.00, 91 points, is a great buy.
The color is almost as crystal clear as mineral water, the aroma is citrus, and the flavor is rich and layered. I found tangerine and a hint of kumquat tingeing the core of light citrus and giving a lush creaminess to this more full-bodied less dry Riesling.
The three of us did a blind tasting on these two wines, and we all preferred the Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Harvest select.
Keep in mind that Chateau Ste Michelle  has almost a dozen different Rieslings.

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