Wine Spectator 90
"Offers pretty honeysuckle and melon aromas, which open up to steely crisp lime and kiwi flavors."
James Suckling 90
Fragrant aromas of peach, jasmine and pear. Medium-to full-bodied. Nice texture on the palate with tangy acidity. Chalky finish. Drink now.
Wine Enthusiast 90
This is always a standout bottling from this producer. The aromas offer subdued notes of grass, lemon zest, candle wax and herb. The lip-smacking white grapefruit and citrus flavors deliver, with the acid driving it. One would like more aromatic expression, but the palate delivers. Best buy
Chateau Ste. Michelle WineryView all from Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley. The winery combines Old World winemaking with New World innovation and is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Chateau Ste. Michelle receives some of the highest accolades in the industry, including "American Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast for 2004 and "2005 Winery of the Year" by Restaurant Wine. In addition, the winery's Eroica Riesling, crafted from a partnership with German winemaker Ernst Loosen, has been named to Wine Spectator's prestigious "Top 100" wines list for five consecutive years.
Chateau Ste. Michelle is one of the few premium wineries in the world with two state-of-the-art wineries, one devoted to whites and another to reds. This dedicated approach to winemaking allows winemaker Bob Bertheau to build winemaking programs to the unique specifications of red and white wines. While all of Chateau Ste. Michelle's vineyards are located on the east side of the Cascade Mountains where the climate is dry and sunny, Bob Bertheau makes the award winning white wines in Woodinville, 15 miles northeast of Seattle. The winery's expansive, 87-acre estate hosts more than 250,000 visitors annually for tours, tastings, dinners and outdoor summer concerts.