Lately I find myself being a bit more resourceful: driving at lower speeds with cruise control, making my own chicken stock, riding my bike to work, and looking for deals at the grocery store (among other things). This attitude has permeated my wine purchasing habits, and every now and again I come upon a really good bargain wine that’s under $10 and still tastes great.
This time, that find comes from the oldest wine producer in Washington state, Chateau St. Michelle. The grapes are grown in the Columbia Valley, the largest AVA in the state, and benefit from the warmer climate of the area. This is a great summer wine, very food friendly, and perfect for sipping mid-afternoon. Below are my notes on this wine.
2007 Chateau St. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc
Columbia Valley, Washington
Great find, straw color, loads of fruit on the nose, pineapple and peach, kiwi with a clean mouthfeel with hints of lemon, crisp on the palate, with a nice finish. It’s just good.
Score: 92 pts (A)