Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling, buy it while you can

    Csm_cv_riesling_2006[Update: thanks to Linda Kuehl, formerly of Chateau Ste. Michelle, who corrected me on this. The Wine Spectator review of 88 pts. is actually for the Riesling from Cold Creek Vineyard, which I have yet to try. The one I reviewed (at 88 pts.) is a Riesling from Columbia Valley, which I definitely recommend below, and heartily suggest you buy and enjoy. My apologies for the confusion and thanks again Linda! Clint]

    A while back I reviewed the Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling. I scored it 86 points, and enjoy it every week, especially with Loni’s famously spicy curry. Yesterday Wine Spectator released their tasting note on the same wine, and scored it 88 points. Impressive for a $14 wine that can be had at Trader Joe’s for only $5.99.

    My suggestion: grab this wine while you can.

    It’s one of the quickest to go at Trader Joe’s. But always double check with staff if the shelf is empty. On occasion they will have extra cases in the back. If you enjoy a refreshing and slightly sweet wine, you’ll like this one!

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    • joseph/natalie

      Went out and got a couple of bottles excellent find.

    • joseph/natalie

      Went out and got a couple of bottles excellent find.

    • joseph/natalie

      Went out and got a couple of bottles excellent find.

    • Linda Kuehl

      I used to work for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, so I just wanted to clarify that the wine that received the 88pts from Wine Spectator is the Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling which comes from the specific Cold Creek Vineyard and does sell for $14 (retail $20). The Columbia Valley Riesling has a retail price of $8.99. Ste. Michelle is the Riesling king so any of their Rieslings will be tops in their class. Cheers!<br />
      <br />
      Here is their website: <a href="http://www.ste-michelle.com/&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.ste-michelle.com/</a>&quot; target="_blank">http://www.ste-michelle.com/</a></a&gt;

    • Clinton Stark

      Linda, you're absolutely correct and thanks for catching that! I've updated the post.<br />
      <br />
      best,<br />
      Clint

    • Linda Kuehl

      I used to work for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, so I just wanted to clarify that the wine that received the 88pts from Wine Spectator is the Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling which comes from the specific Cold Creek Vineyard and does sell for $14 (retail $20). The Columbia Valley Riesling has a retail price of $8.99. Ste. Michelle is the Riesling king so any of their Rieslings will be tops in their class. Cheers!

      Here is their website: http://www.ste-michelle.com/

      • Linda, you’re absolutely correct and thanks for catching that! I’ve updated the post.

        best,
        Clint

    • Linda Kuehl

      I used to work for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, so I just wanted to clarify that the wine that received the 88pts from Wine Spectator is the Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling which comes from the specific Cold Creek Vineyard and does sell for $14 (retail $20). The Columbia Valley Riesling has a retail price of $8.99. Ste. Michelle is the Riesling king so any of their Rieslings will be tops in their class. Cheers!

      Here is their website: http://www.ste-michelle.com/

      • Linda, you’re absolutely correct and thanks for catching that! I’ve updated the post.

        best,
        Clint