Despite a price bump from $15 to $18, this remains a superb value. In a portfolio loaded with excellent Rieslings—Ste. Michelle remains the largest Riesling producer in the world—this wine consistently offers the most structure and detail. A perfect balance between sugar (19.8 g/L) and acid is the foundation.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.