67 Ratings
Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Indian Wells Columbia Valley

Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

Classic chardonnay aromas of ripe pear, with a suggestion of toasted hazelnuts, precede a mouthfeel that is rich and viscous. Creamy fruit flavors repeat on the palate, with a touch of warm spice.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2006 Vintage) Muted elements of green apples and Meyer lemons are overlain by ample oak and distinct notes of butter in both the aromas and flavors of this medium-full-bodied effort. While it makes a certain stab at complexity, the wine comes up a bit soft and dull in the mouth, and it is one for drinking rather than keeping.
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (From 2005 Vintage) This producer consistently produces Very Good wine at this tier. The bouquet of this wine is a bit shy. On the palate, the wine has slight vanilla and oak flavors. The mouthfeel is slightly creamy...
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 154 on Aug-04
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/04