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Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2017

Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2017
Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2017

Columbia Valley, Washington, United States

Community Score: 4.5/5
Community Reviews: 3
Price: $19.95
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Alcohol: 13.5%

Drink: 2019-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Chateau Ste. Michelle

Somm4All WSET 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

USA Chardonnay? Yes Way! Both the Chateau Ste Michelle itself, and vineyards, date back to 1912 so these folks know more than a thing or 2 about growing grapes and making quality wine in Columbia Valley, Washington. Long daylight hours and consistent daytime temperatures, along with cool nights here provide optimal conditions for Chardonnay grapes to mature while maintaining some crisp freshness. This bottle contains 100% Chardonnay grapes that were sourced from carefully selected sites throughout the Valley, with 6 months sur-lie ageing in a mix a of both French & American oak barrels. On the nose notes of lemon, pear, buttery popcorn, pure vanilla, butterscotch and a little “toastiness” present. On the palate the wine is dry, medium bodied, fresh and very well balanced as its 14% ABV is well integrated. Flavours of yellow apple, lemon, butter popcorn and butterscotch all dance around in waves of harmony. A very good Chardonnay that begs for family, friends & good conversation - would pair lovely with succulent crab risotto. Yum.


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