Kudos to Ste. Michelle for accurately labeling this wine, and also for the Riesling sweetness scale on the back of all their Rieslings. Firm Yakima Valley fruit is the backbone here, tart and spicy, with bright flavors of pear and apple. A juicy, palate-cleansing style.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2006 Vintage) There is a touch of austerity as might be expected to this off-dry Riesling, yet the wine conveys a nice bit of mild, peachy fruit all the same. It is crisply balanced, slightly rounded in feel and has a good sense of palatal weight that makes it a useful mealtime partner to chicken or lighter fish dishes. GOOD VALUE
Ken's Wine Guide(2006 Vintage) This wine opens with a very appealing ripe peach like bouquet. On the palate, this light bodied wine is dry, crisp, clean, and has minerally lime like flavors. The finish is dry, slightly tingly, a...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2007 Vintage) If forced to choose at the moment between this bottling and its sibling from 2006, we would pick the latter but only because this one seems held back a bit and bound by a certain youthful restraint. As dry as its mate and a touch wiry just now, it teases with a spry streak of citrusy fruit and might well emerge as the favored wine if set aside for another twelve months. GOOD VALUE