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Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Indian Wells Columbia Valley

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Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) The warmth of the Wahluke Slope and our Cold Creek vineyard produces a Chardonnay with an appealing tropical fruit character and rich, creamy texture. This Chardonnay delivers ripe pineapple flavors with brown sugar notes.

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