Sometimes when you finally make it home from the day, all you want to do is sit down and relax with a great glass of wine.
Since creating “Words, Wine and Women”, I have shared several things about myself but none of my favorite wine choices. I know. I think that is strange also so let’s rectify that today. I’m no sommelier or wine expert but here is one of my favorite go-to “everyday” wines. I recently caught the movie, “Somm” on Netflix. It is the story of four sommeliers attempting to pass the Prestigious Master Sommelier Exam (highly recommend it). Let’s see if I learned anything.
As I open a bottle of Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling (click for tasting notes) from Washington’s Columbia Valley and sniff, thoughts of my home state of Georgia flood my mind as hints of peach and sweet lime hit my nose. Sips of the wine compliment the smell as the taste of other fruit – apple, pear, melon and even hints of floral start to make an appearance. What might sound strange but I guarantee you is really tasty is the subtle mineral taste that lingers after a sip. (Believe me, it is great.) And like Lay’s Potato Chips, you can’t have just one sip.
The Chateau Ste. Michelle website (https://www.ste-michelle.com/) states that the wine pairs well with fish, chicken, cheeses as even Mediterranean dishes. I say it goes great with everything because it is less than $10 per bottle (YES SIR!!!). I grabbed a bottle (okay, several) at Trader Joe’s for $6.99.
So give it a try. I would love to know what you think!
From the desk of Tara Johnson