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223 Ratings
Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay

Wine Details

Wine Description

This is a fresh, soft style of Chardonnay with bright apple and sweet citrus fruit character and subtle spice and oak nuances. We blend Chardonnay grapes from vineyards all over Washington's Columbia Valley to make this a complex, interesting wine. The sur lie aging gives it an appealing softness.

Expert Reviews
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2001 Vintage) Even at its fairly modest price, one should expect more of this wine, and it is a surprise to see such a "small at its heart" effort from such a reliable producer. Its loose sense of basic fruit hints at apples and light oak, but its flavors hold those hints to mere wisps and it all ends too quickly.