It’s the holiday weekend and since Mitch has to work I’ve been reduced to drinking alone. And not one to let a weekend go by without wine, I bought a light white wine that I know Mitch wouldn’t like, so I won’t have the guilt of not sharing a good bottle of wine with him. Don’t get me wrong, this wine is a nice wine, just not something he would like.
I opened a bottle of Chateau Ste Michelle Harvest Select Sweet Riesling, vintage 2014 from Columbia Valley, Washington. The wine was a pale yellow in the glass and when I stuck my nose in the glass I could smell a light aroma of pears and apricots. The wine was light on the tongue and not overly sweet as the label would lead you to believe. It was a medium sweet wine, that tasted like pears with an apple finish. The alcohol content was 11% and cost under $10 a bottle, so I didn’t break the bank just to get my wine fix.
Unless you are a staunch dry wine only person, this is a nice light summer wine that is very easy to drink sitting on the patio or deck with good friends or all by yourself. You can find them at http://www.ste.michelle.com.
Happy 4th to everyone and a toast to you all.
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.