Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Chateau St. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc 2003 Wine review by (PB)

This Columbia Valley varietal with a touch of Semillion is a gentle straw on the pour with citrus tones and a bit of a must scent that is somewhat intriguing. After a few minutes the mustiness gives way to a creamy aroma.

In the mouth it is a bit awkward, slightly sour with a minerality and is just kind of dumb. The finish has a note of melon buried deep with a slightly bitter finish. I paid $9 for this at a Trader Joe’s in Pasadena. This is neither a good example of Sauvignon Blanc nor a good example of what St. Michelle can do with this grape. Give this one a pass.

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