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Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2018 Wine Review

Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2018

Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2018

Columbia Valley, Washington, United States

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2020-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Chateau Ste. Michelle

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A fantastic value Chardonnay under $20 from the oldest winery in Washington. Dry, medium-plus-bodied and lush with ripe red apple, pear, toffee and lemon pudding flavours toast and long on the palate. Fermented in oak barrels and stainless steel.

Chardonnay food pairings: grilled chicken, pan-fried tempura shellfish, crab cakes, pork tenderloin bits.

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This Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2018 was reviewed on June 12, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

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Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Beautiful! Aromas of pear, golden apple and pineapple along with a hint of honey and oaky spice. Full bodied and smooth on the palate with vibrant ripe fruit, and more warm oak and spice notes. Enjoy with scallops or other rich seafood dishes.
From the Columbia Valley, Washington wine region, Chateau Ste. Michelle 2018 Chardonnay is fantastic value under $20. Both the Chateau Ste Michelle itself, and vineyards, date back to 1912 Wine grapes for this 100% Chard were sourced from select sites throughout the Valley, with 6 months sur-lie ageing in a mix a of both French & American oak barrels. Buttery on the nose with fresh pear, vanilla and toasty toffee aromas, full-bodied and smooth on the palate with ripe orchard and tropical fruit with buttery caramel on the finish. Enjoy with a roasted chicken. - Community Wine Reviews

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