Friday, May 16, 2008

Wine Corner Review #22: Chateau St. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc

Chateau St. Michelle winery is tucked away amidst rolling hills and trees in a beautiful suburb of Seattle. Wine Enthusiast magazine named its tasting room one of the very best. My lovely wife the Rock Star and I visited this old-school, campus-like facility last year on a morning filled with mist and magic. Some of this magic is captured in every bottle of wine, and one of the most delightful and affordable is the Chateau St. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc.

The robe of the Chateau St. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc is a pale peachy pineapple. Inhale the nose and get a whiff of minerals, specifically flint and gravel, reminding us once again that Sauvignon Blanc is the traditional white wine of the mineral-rich soil of Bordeaux. Citrus springs onto your palate, tangarine and nectarine, lime and lemon, almost too many fruits to mention, with a tart, pleasing finish. This delightful white works well with fettucini alfredo, chicken florentine, and other summer Italian goodies. Website is www.ste-michelle.com. You may be most familiar with their budget line of champaigns; rest assured, this winery will meet your needs at all price points and levels. Pick up a bottle of your choice soon, and remember:

LIFE IS TOO SHORT FOR MEDIOCRE FOOD!!!

2 comments:

Margie said...

That sounds so yummy!

Food Czar said...

It is, Margie. Yummy AND affordable. In fact, if you get it at your grocers instead of at a local wine shoppe, you will probably spend less than $10 a bottle. Goes great with Cowboy Chicken, too. (Hint, Hint!!!)