Wine Find: 2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Ethos Reserve Late Harvest White Riesling

November 04, 2011|By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun

If you're looking for a bargain, check back another week, If you're looking for a superb dessert treat to follow the Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, this decadently wonderful wine justifies its price tag. It's patterned on the rare and wonderful beerenauslese dessert wines of Germany, and if it's any consolation, it's cheap by comparison. This nectar is packed with flavors of honey, winter spices, apricots, pear, apple and pineapple — then followed with penetrating acidity that keeps the fun going.

From: Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $40/375 ml.

Serve with: Pumpkin, pecan pies; fresh fruit

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