Friday, January 22, 2010

Indian Wells Riesling

Last night we had our super easy Spicy Shrimp Pasta with of course, a Riesling. Rieslings pair so well with the spicy. Often we’ve been having the Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling, which is fine, but a few weeks ago the Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Riesling was on sale for about a buck more than the regular Riesling.

For those of you that don’t know, Chateau Ste. Michelle makes a wide variety of wines; from value ($10-ish) to artist series ($55-65), and the Indian Wells is a step above the Columbia Valley (the lowest level). According to the website: Grapes are sourced from a collection of warm-climate vineyards that range from the Wahluke Slope to Cold Creek Vineyard, and include the namesake Indian Wells Vineyard. The resulting wines are rich, round, and full-bodied.

Well the Indian Wells Riesling was so good. Fruity, hint of sweet to balance out the spicy pasta, but a bit lighter than the Columbia Valley and a smidge drier. I really liked it. Excellent value at $9.99, which is what we paid for it, although the website sells it for $15.

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