Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington
Anew Riesling offers an inviting balance of pure fruit flavor, expressive aromas and crisp acidity. The wine delivers aromas of ripe fruit and subtle spice with fresh peach flavors and a clean, refreshing finish.
Recommended food pairings: Spicy Asian dishes, smoked salmon, lobster salad, pasta with light sauces and blue cheese.
Chateau St. Michelle
Built on the 1912 estate owned by Seattle lumber baron Frederick Stimson, the winery’s roots date back to the Repeal of Prohibition. In 1967 under legendary winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff, a new line of premium vinifera wines was introduced called Ste. Michelle Vintners. In 1976 Ste. Michelle Vintners built a French style winery Chateau in Woodinville, and changed its name to Chateau Ste. Michelle. Since then, they have combined Old World winemaking traditions with New World innovation. In fact, Chateau Ste. Michelle is one of the few premium wineries in the world with two state-of-the-art wineries, one for red and one for white. The whites are made at the Chateau in Woodinville, WA, while the reds are made at our Canoe Ridge Estate winery in Eastern Washington.
Columbia Valley, Washington
The Columbia Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA) is a region separated from Seattle's rainy, marine climate by the Cascade Mountains. The mountains shield the rain, limiting annual rainfall to 6-8 inches, allowing their vineyard managers to control vine vigor through irrigation. All vines in the Columbia Valley are planted on their own rootstock, which helps them maintain the health and longevity of their vineyards and preserves the grape variety in its natural state.