Written by Maggie Villines

Easter brunch, lunch or dinner in my memory-bank is leg of lamb, ham, cold salmon and egg dishes. Fresh veggies and yeast breads. Light and spring-like, is the way I think of celebrating this holiday so dear to so many, and season of sweeter weather. Below is a list of wines  I’ve found these vintages around the web, but each market is different, so good luck. Residual sugar included when available.

While our wine drinking populations habitually reach for Chardonnay, but springtime calls for adventuresome palates, thoughtful shopping and fresh, light and zesty finds. Never mind, the Chardonnay aisle will be packed.

Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling 2014
Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling 2014


Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling 2014: Residual Sugar: 1.9 g/100 ml which puts this light refreshing white in the medium-dry range, about half-way to being sweet. Some delightful, crisp Granny Smith in the bottle. $7-$10

Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling 2014: Residual Sugar: 0.84 g/100 ml. The drier version of the above, lovely fruit forward with hints of ripe melon. Very little difference in pricing. $9-$12

Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc 2014: This is a citrusy, zesty, clean, balanced and fresh Sauvignon Blanc. $9-$12…



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