Chateau Ste Michelle Dry Riesling 2009

Clear, pale gold in the glass. Medium intensity nose of honey, ripe fruits, and mineral. Dry with a hint of residual sugar; strong acidity and medium body. Palate is dominated by a sharp lemony minerality which kicks in quickly; almost overwhelms the fruit but the finish is decent with a background sweetness competing with the sharp acidity, along with almost-ripe pear and apple; almost a bit of a spritz to it as well. 13% alcohol. Overall good; interesting to compare this dry Riesling to the sweet 2010; both styles are decent from this producer.

$20 at Crosstown, a nice price. See Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery (warning: Flash site).

Chateau Ste Michelle Dry Riesling 2009

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