Intensely aromatic, with a sharp, spicy entry, this off-dry Riesling could stand as a Washington classic, with apples and pears in abundance. There is a honeyed sweetness somewhat offset by juicy acids, and with its evocative spicy core it is distinctive in an ever-expanding lineup of Rieslings from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.
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: email@example.com.