Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard 2008

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"The warmth of the Wahluke Slope produces Chardonnay with an appealing tropical fruit character and rich texture. The...

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Vanilla, mineral, almond and baked apple greet the nose with this wine. There are subtle lime and kumquat notes lurking underneath the spicy wood ... Read more

Really good. This wine's toasty bouquet directly appeals to me. Read more

Smooth and easy to drink by itself or with a bit of ButterKase cheese. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,079
4.00 5
02/14/2010

Vanilla, mineral, almond and baked apple greet the nose with this wine. There are subtle lime and kumquat notes lurking underneath the spicy wood tones but for now they have yet to break through. A nice brisk style that has a lot of sweet, ripe fruit up front that recalls peach, pear and a touch of golden raspberry. On the mid-palate this gains a streak of vanilla and a touch of almond, before the fruit returns on the long, balanced finish. Lot’s of fruit here to be sure but there is a lot going on that helps to put that in contrast. All around a nice, complex, and balanced wine. Drink this at a party. 90pts


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Snooth User: luckylou
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0.00 5
01/02/2012

Really good. This wine's toasty bouquet directly appeals to me.


Snooth User: mrsh
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4.00 5
11/19/2009

Smooth and easy to drink by itself or with a bit of ButterKase cheese.


External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard

11/12/2010

Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Much like its mate from Indian Wells, this trim, slightly subdued, but incisively fruity Chardonnay is more concerned with polish than with extract and size. That said, it is brighter, more persistent and a bit better balanced thus making it the preferred of the two, and it ends with a lingering aftertaste of lively young fruit.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


11/12/2010

Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. This mannerly, soft-spoken wine is cut from lighter cloth, yet it offers up a bit of pleasant, green apple fruit and holds oak to a whisper. It is clean and fairly rounded in feel, and, if unlikely to win kudos for strength, it is a smooth-as-can-be effort whose quiet voice makes it a good choice for drinking with milder foods.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


External Review
02/08/2010

A Wine Enthusiast Magazine Best Buy, this Washington state Chardonnay is hard to beat. Bright, lively flavors of pear and citrus with a delicate touch of toasty oak. Wine Spectator scored it 90 points and said "Bright and jazzy, with pretty pineapple, grapefruit, elderflower and spice flavors that lingers on the finish without excess weight. This just floats on for a while."


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Crisp and spicy, with juicy apple and pear fruit flavor, this easy-drinking Chardonnay was aged sur lie in mostly used barrels. There's a subtle suggestion of vanilla and butter woven into the finish.


External Review
02/03/2010

A Wine Enthusiast Magazine Best Buy, this Washington state Chardonnay is hard to beat. Bright, lively flavors of pear and citrus with a delicate touch of toasty oak. To quote West Coast Editor Paul Gregutt “It’s a California style with a Washington twist…”.


External Review
05/13/2011

'The warmth of the Wahluke Slope produces Chardonnay withan appealing tropical fruit character and rich texture. TheIndian Wells Chardonnay delivers ripe tropical pineappleflavors and showcases the luscious opulence of Washingtonfruit. I like this wine with scallops, scampi or pasta with slightlyricher sauces.'


External Review
12/24/2009

Always a good value, this Washington St. Chardonnay has lots of buttery richness and intense fruit flavors. A nice match with full-flavored fish and poultry.


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Tasting Notes:

"The warmth of the Wahluke Slope produces Chardonnay with an appealing tropical fruit character and rich texture. The Indian Wells Chardonnay delivers ripe tropical pineapple flavors and showcases the luscious opulence of Washington fruit. I like this wine with scallops, scampi or pasta with slightly richer sauces."

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Total Acidity: 5.0 grams per liter

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