I have been very lax in writing about my wine drinking, I have a few excuses, all bad, but I will endeavor to be more timely in tasting and writing about wines. So much has happened recently, we bought a house and moved, finally out of the apartment. Now I have the task of unpacking and getting settled in our new home. At night I unpack boxes and drink wine in the process. That’s what makes it half way tolerable. Now I just have to remember where I put everything.
Last night I opened a bottle of Riesling from Chateau Ste Michelle, a Columbia Valley Washington white wine, vintage 2014. You can find the website at http://www.ste-michelle.com. Chateau Ste Michelle has a lot of different varietals and so far I have not found a wine I didn’t like.
This wine was clear in the glass and had a light lime citrus smell. I could taste peaches and lime, very light and nice. The wine was not sweet and not dry either, but somewhere in the middle. A very clean finish filled with peach notes and a fuller finish than you would think for a Riesling.
I know a lot of people think of Riesling as a sweet wine, but that is not the case all of the time. There are lots different Rieslings out there, some are quite dry and some are very sweet. I’m one of those people that likes both the dry and the sweet Rieslings. This is a wine that goes down so easily you find yourself pouring more than 1 or 2 glasses. At least I did.
This is definitely a wine I will buy and drink again and again, especially since I’m drinking alone a lot these days.