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Wine of the Week: Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling 2016

Chris and Sherry Hardie Brambleberry WinerySeptember 16, 2018

Riesling is one of the more versatile wine grapes, made in styles ranging from very dry to very sweet.

Technically a dry wine is the measure of residual sugar remaining in the wine after fermentation is complete. This wine comes in at 0.67 percent compared to the 5.22 percent in the winery’s sweet riesling that we sampled in 2013.

More residual sugar may not translate to sweetness, as acidity and alcohol level also play a major role. This wine comes in as semi-dry but still retains some of the orchard fruit flavors riesling is known for.

Sherry: “More citrus and tart than most rieslings with refreshing and crisp lemon and lime.” (3.75 stars out of 5)

Chris: “Apple and pear with citrus notes and a hint of almond on the finish.” (3.5 stars out of 5)

Available from $6.50 to $9.50.

Coming next week: Cherry Pie Pinot Noir

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