Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris Columbia Valley
99 Ratings
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99 Ratings
Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris Columbia Valley

Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

This Pinot Gris offers fresh aromas and flavors of ripe honeydew melon and kiwi with hints of white ginger. A touch of Viognier contributes texture and an attractive floral character. A small percentage of the juice was barrel fermented, making the 2006 Pinot Gris a little richer with more body than in previous vintages. Try this with scallops or halibut.

This Pinot Gris offers fresh aromas and flavors of ripe honeydew melon and kiwi with hints of white ginger. A touch of Viognier contributes texture and an attractive floral character. A small percentage of the juice was barrel fermented, making the 2006 Pinot Gris a little richer with more body than in previous vintages. Try this with scallops or halibut.

Expert Reviews
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    6 % Viognier. This comparatively full-bodied version makes a certain small bow to Alsace insofar as ripeness and weight are concerned, but it comes up short in its reach for richness or real fruit. It is a touch soft in structure, and its brief finish is trimmed with an unbuffered streak of bitterness that is hard to ignore.