With this new 2007 release the Grand Estates bottling assumes its rightful place as the go-to bottle in the broad lineup of Rieslings from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Though the alcohol is a level-headed 12%, the wine is just slightly beyond dry. Perfectly ripe fruit flavors mix grapes, apples and oranges in equal proportion; the balance is just about perfect.
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.