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[TWO-PACK COMBO: Buy One Get 2nd Bottle for 50% OFF] Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling 2013 (Columbia Valley, Washington) - [WE 90]
Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling 2013 (Columbia Valley, Washington) - [WE 90]


 
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Winery: Chateau Ste Michelle
Varietal: 100% Riesling
Region: Columbia Valley, Washington
Vintage: 2013
Bottle Size: 2 x 750 ml

Product Code: STEMICHELLERIESLING13-W-2PK

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Notes from the Winemaker:

“Our Columbia Valley Riesling is a blend of Riesling from throughout Washington’s Columbia Valley. Our goal is to craft a refreshing, flavorful, medium-dry Riesling vintage after vintage. The wine offers crisp apple aromas and flavors with subtle mineral notes. This is our “everyday Riesling” that is a pleasure to drink and easy to match with a variety of foods.” - Bob Bertheau, Head Winemaker

Food Pairing:
Food: Fresh fruit, crab, mild cheeses, chicken
Herbs: Chervil, coriander seeds, dill, parsley

VINTAGE
•2013 growing season enjoyed a record early start to bud break.
•Summer was consistent and warm, perfect for the vines to ripen.
•Harvest kicked off early in mid-August and extended into early November as fall brought cooler temperatures.
•The long, warm, consistent 2013 growing season resulted in beautifully ripe and balanced wines.

VINEYARDS
•Columbia Valley vineyards lie in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains and receive just 6-8 inches of rainfall annually.
•Warm, sunny days and cool evening temperatures create ideal conditions for intense aroma and flavor development in the ripening grapes.
•Sandy soils with low fertility and low water-holding capacity enable precise control of vine growth.
•A northerly latitude gives the Columbia Valley roughly two more hours of sunlight daily during the peak-growing season than California, increasing the region’s ability to ripen fruit.

WINEMAKING
•Riesling grapes were harvested in September and October at the peak of flavor ripeness.
•Fermentation temperatures were maintained at 55°-60°F to preserve Riesling’s fresh and fruity character, using an assortment of yeasts for added complexity.
•We feature the “Riesling Taste Profile” scale on the back label to help people understand that this Riesling is made in a “medium-dry” style.

TECHNICAL DATA
Total Acidity: 0.69 g/100 ml
pH: 2.90
Residual Sugar: 2.01g/100 ml
ABV: 12%

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
Clean and fresh, this juicy wine carries a bit of fruit sweetness, but the flavors are tilted toward minerality rather than fruitiness. It’s wonderfully refreshing, with a mix of citrus rind, melon and white peach working into an extended, palate-cleansing finish." - Paul Gregutt (11/1/2014)

88 Points & Best Value - Wine Spectator:

Notes of apricot and pistachio round out this silky, off-dry, apple-centered white, which is vivid and expressive. Drink now. 716,700 cases made." – HS (Oct 31, 2014)


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