Chateau Ste. Michelle

Columbia Valley Riesling

8.8392 ratings
8.511 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Riesling
Top Notes For
Ben Levy

Initial tastes include but are not limited to cedar wood marinating in formaldehyde, sweat of a baboon sitting in a steam room next to a really awkward guy with peyronies syndrome, candied pickles. No tannins present however a slick layer of acidity makes this wine a joy when munching on pop corners in a bowl with stale tostitos. Highest quality producer ever.

Initial tastes include but are not limited to cedar wood marinating in formaldehyde, sweat of a baboon sitting in a steam room next to a really awkward guy with peyronies syndrome, candied pickles. No tannins present however a slick layer of acidity makes this wine a joy when munching on pop corners in a bowl with stale tostitos. Highest quality producer ever.

26 people found it helpfulAug 4th, 2014
Grant

Over ripped peaches with hints of grass.

Over ripped peaches with hints of grass.

3 people found it helpfulJul 4th, 2014
@mtpete

A good example of Riesling in Washington, but middling for the variety

A good example of Riesling in Washington, but middling for the variety

2 people found it helpfulJul 20th, 2014
Anita DiPasquale

Had a great time at RedNeck Festival with my sister-in-law JoAnne

Had a great time at RedNeck Festival with my sister-in-law JoAnne

2 people found it helpfulJul 6th, 2014
Kim Kolb

2012 Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling. In between sweet and dry, lovely nose. Very easy drink with a slight acidity. Nicely done.

2012 Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling. In between sweet and dry, lovely nose. Very easy drink with a slight acidity. Nicely done.

2 people found it helpfulDec 8th, 2013
Rohan Nagi

Not too sour and not too sweet. A bit of spritz on the tongue adds a nice texture to this wine. Pairs perfectly with a spicy dish for a nice, smooth contrast.

Not too sour and not too sweet. A bit of spritz on the tongue adds a nice texture to this wine. Pairs perfectly with a spicy dish for a nice, smooth contrast.

1 person found it helpfulMay 18th, 2016
Jo Florradikal

dry #riesling with lemon zest and a hint of petrol #riesling #columbiavalley lacking the #german mouthfeel

dry #riesling with lemon zest and a hint of petrol #riesling #columbiavalley lacking the #german mouthfeel

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2014
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

8.5

This is where it all started for Washington wine. No comparison to German Riesling. 1 sided wine that's neither super sweet nor dry. It's a great intro wine to white wins, but I don't recommend you stay there. Moving on! $6 / 83pts

This is where it all started for Washington wine. No comparison to German Riesling. 1 sided wine that's neither super sweet nor dry. It's a great intro wine to white wins, but I don't recommend you stay there. Moving on! $6 / 83pts

1 person found it helpfulNov 1st, 2013
Adam Kincaid

Rarely will you find something better for the money.

Rarely will you find something better for the money.

Aug 12th, 2014
Paul Weil

Crisp apple flavors mingle with bright grassy tones.

Crisp apple flavors mingle with bright grassy tones.

Jan 3rd, 2014