Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wine Review: Chateau Ste. Michelle Harvest Select Riesling 2010

I am not a wine snob.  I'm barely a fan of wines.  My tastes go towards the sweeter wines, which is quite opposite of the dry wines everyone seems to think so highly of.  Thus, here is my absolutely amateurish wine review. 

I recently picked up a bottle of the Chateau Ste. Michelle Harvest Select Riesling 2010.  Chateu Ste. Michelle also makes a straight Riesling but I currently have not tried that one yet.

The first thing I get was a strong citrus taste.  I mean strong.  My first glass had not aerated very much and I was unprepared.  Letting the wine aerate made it much smoother.  Now, they pushed that it was sweeter and that it had a finish of peach and apricot.  All I could taste was grapefruit.  It did not seem all that sweet to me.  But I do appreciate that it was not dry nor did it have an oaky taste. 

I will state that I did try it with food pairings.  It went very well with salmon and also with stuffed peppers.

In conclusion, it was not a bad wine.  However, it was not a wine that really did it for me.  I can see other people purchasing this wine and enjoying it.  However, I don't see myself picking this one up again.  However, I am not a very prodigous purchaser of wine thus it is not really a negative thing.  Therefore I do not want to discourage others from buying this wine.

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