White Wine Reviews & Tasting Notes Chateau St. Michelle Riesling 2007
 

Chateau St. Michelle Riesling 2007 Review & Tasting Notes Hot

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The Chateau St. Michelle 2007 Riesling is off-dry, so it isn't quite as sweet as it smells. It's rather fruity up front and has a tart, mineral finish. Overall, the taste experience is crisp and refreshing. As this medium-bodied wine warms up, the pear flavors come out more strongly. On the second day it is less acidic, sweeter, and arguably less balanced.

Chateau St. Michelle Riesling 2007 Tasting Notes

Color & Clarity
The Chateau St. Michelle 2007 Riesling is a pale yellow color and lacks the clear center of some other Rieslings.

Nose
There are moderate aromas coming from this Riesling, all very sweet. The primary element is probably melon which is mixed with tropical fruits, pear, and some floral scents. There may be a bit of apple as well, but only on the edges.

Palate
The Chateau St. Michelle 2007 Riesling is off-dry, so it isn't quite as sweet as it smells. It's rather fruity up front and has a tart, mineral finish. Overall, the taste experience is crisp and refreshing. As this medium-bodied wine warms up, the pear flavors come out more strongly. On the second day it is less acidic, sweeter, and arguably less balanced.

Food Pairing
On the whole, the Chateau St. Michelle 2007 Riesling is probably better with stronger, more flavorful foods.

Pairing Chateau St. Michelle Riesling with Cheeses

  • Cheddar Cheese: The wine is harsher and a little less pleasant.
  • Swiss Cheese: This Riesling isn't very good at all with swiss cheese
  • Aged Gouda: The Chateau St. Michelle 2007 Riesling become more complex and interesting when paired with aged gouda.
  • Aged Parmesan: This is a fairly neutral pairing.
  • Chevre: This Riesling becomes more fruity and more acidic when paired with Chevre; the same would probably happen with other goat cheeses.

Pairing Chateau St. Michelle Riesling with Meats

  • Chorizo Salami: The Chateau St. Michelle 2007 Riesling become both more acidic and more interesting with chorizo salami and similar effects would probably occur with other salamis and dried, flavorful meats.

Pairing Chateau St. Michelle Riesling with Main Dishes

  • Barbecued Pork: This is a neutral but reasonably decent pairing.
  • Steak Salad: The Chateau St. Michelle 2007 Riesling pairs OK with steak salad, but it's not the best match.

Recipes
I don't think I would added this Chateau St. Michelle 2007 Riesling to any dishes I'm cooking; it's best drunk alongside flavorful meats and cheeses.

 

More on Chateau St. Michelle Riesling

Chateau St. Michelle
The Chateau St. Michelle is the largest and oldest winery in Washington State. Originally an estate owned by a lumber baron, the winery was founded here when Prohibition was repealed. Chateau St. Michelle offers several lines of wines based on different styles of wine making and even has entirely different facilities for creating red and white wines.

Columbia Valley Riesling
Today the Columbia Valley in Washington is recognized as a unique viticultural region because of the efforts of Chateau St. Michelle. In this region they grow a variety of red and white grapes, from Cabernet Sauvignon to Syrah, but Chateau St. Michelle is especially well known for their Rieslings. They planted some of the first Riesling vines in Washington and their dry Rieslings have won numerous awards.

 

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