Chateau Ste. Michelle

Harvest Select Columbia Valley Sweet Riesling

9.125 ratings
8.71 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington. Classic sweet Riesling, aromas of ripe stone fruits and sweet spice. On the palate ripe peach and apricot flavors, good balance with acidity. Medium+ finish ending with fruit character. Nice value. ‘16 a bit better. Tasting Sample.

Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington. Classic sweet Riesling, aromas of ripe stone fruits and sweet spice. On the palate ripe peach and apricot flavors, good balance with acidity. Medium+ finish ending with fruit character. Nice value. ‘16 a bit better. Tasting Sample.

Sep 29th, 2019
Sukanya Ragunath

Fantastic wine, sweet but not too much. Pairs great with Indian food and salmon.

Fantastic wine, sweet but not too much. Pairs great with Indian food and salmon.

Jul 15th, 2020
Russ Flynn

A surprisingly inexpensive well-balanced bottle! To me this is dry enough to pair with the right meal (a spicy Mexican dish?) as well as sweet enough to be satisfying as a post-prandial sipper. At $10 I think this wine is a great value.

A surprisingly inexpensive well-balanced bottle! To me this is dry enough to pair with the right meal (a spicy Mexican dish?) as well as sweet enough to be satisfying as a post-prandial sipper. At $10 I think this wine is a great value.

Jun 5th, 2020
Aubrey Knofla

Sweet fruit and honey on the nose. Peach and honey at the start and slight spice finish, mead-like qualities. Well balanced, good price. Nice everyday wine.

Sweet fruit and honey on the nose. Peach and honey at the start and slight spice finish, mead-like qualities. Well balanced, good price. Nice everyday wine.

Jan 25th, 2020
Mark Frigo

It is sweet!

It is sweet!

Dec 30th, 2019
CW
9.1

2017. Fresh, clean, like a ripe wine fruit. Not too sweet, just nice

2017. Fresh, clean, like a ripe wine fruit. Not too sweet, just nice

Sep 3rd, 2019
Stacy

With a light, lemony hue this sweet Riesling dessert wine, is best served very cold. A nose of crisp green apple, peach, and notes of flower and ... is that petroleum? Buttery on the palate, apple, pineapple and honey. It is reminiscent of Chaucer mead, which could lead to a memorable Renaissance Festival - if only the 10.5% alcohol content were higher. If you want a dessert wine to pair with spice on a hot summer day this may be the wine for you. I want a my Riesling to taste more like wine and less like sugar. If in the market for a dessert wine I would opt for something else, or mead, if one wants honey-wine and a medieval knight.

With a light, lemony hue this sweet Riesling dessert wine, is best served very cold. A nose of crisp green apple, peach, and notes of flower and ... is that petroleum? Buttery on the palate, apple, pineapple and honey. It is reminiscent of Chaucer mead, which could lead to a memorable Renaissance Festival - if only the 10.5% alcohol content were higher. If you want a dessert wine to pair with spice on a hot summer day this may be the wine for you. I want a my Riesling to taste more like wine and less like sugar. If in the market for a dessert wine I would opt for something else, or mead, if one wants honey-wine and a medieval knight.

Jun 23rd, 2019
Ken F
9.4

Nice wine woodsy and coats the pallet dinner

Nice wine woodsy and coats the pallet dinner

Jun 8th, 2019
Trevar Ondiek

Delicious

Delicious

Mar 6th, 2019
Ryan Kagan

Drank at Eugene’s for wine and cheese night.

Drank at Eugene’s for wine and cheese night.

Mar 3rd, 2019