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Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2017

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There are 2 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Jennifer Havers rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Great balance. Aromas of pear, apple pie, lemon and a hint of buttered bread and caramel. Full bodied and smooth on the palate with lovely orchard and tropical fruit, medium acidity, and a warm hint of buttery caramel on the finish. Enjoy with a roasted chicken.
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.

Natalie's Review

Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2017, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: From the Columbia Valley, Washington, a full-bodied buttery Chardonnay with tropical fruit, apple dumpling, cinnamon and nutmeg spice flavours on the palate with a long lemon curd finish. Almost California in its makeup but that is because the Columbia Valley has two more hours of sunlight per day during July and August than California. palate. Fermented 50/50 in oak barrels and stainless steel. Aged in a combination of American and French oak barrels. Chill and enjoy with grilled chicken dishes. Drink: 2019-2023. 232439 13.50% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 90/100. February 20, 2020 Best Value White Wine. Sensational Shellfish Wine  Full Review



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