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"The warmth of the Wahluke Slope produces Chardonnay with an appealing tropical fruit character and rich texture. The...Read more...
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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Food Pairings for Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard
Editorial Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard
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
External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard
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.
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.
Peaches and apricots fill the mouth. The wine has a supple, rich midpalate, and a nice smack of butterscotch to finish.
Good medium yellow-gold color. Nose and palate dominated by stone fruits and nutmeg. Ripe acids give this supple wine a juicy character, but the finish shows a faint dryness from the 40% new oak.
Crisp, elegant and precisely focused to show off beautiful pear, Meyer lemon and toasted almond flavors, remaining lively through the long finish. Drink now through 2007.
Bright and appealing for its lively balance, citrus and pineapple flavors, lingering nicely on the juicy finish. Drink now through 2009.
Crisp, clean and refreshing, with bright, lively pear, citrus, honey and vanilla flavors that turn smooth and silky on the lingering finish. Drink now through 1995.
"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."
|Total Acidity: 5.0 grams per liter|
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