2001 Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley...

WINE OF THE WEEK

May 22, 2002|By Michael Dresser

2001 Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley ($13). This reliable Washington winery's debut with this increasingly popular white-wine grape is typically impressive. It's a dry wine in the style of a very good Italian pinot grigio, as opposed to an Alsace pinot gris (same grape). There's good pear and melon fruit, with a hint of lime, but the dominant impression is of minerals and herbs - including a nuance of mint. It's a refreshing wine that should go well with seafood, salads or fresh fruit.

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