Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard 2010
■ Ripe grapes were lightly pressed and inoculated with Epernay II yeast for accentuated, fruit-forward ﬂ avors. ■ Fermented in 35% new American and French oak barrels. ■ 95% sur lie aged for nine months to integrate the fruit and oak ﬂ avors and provide a rich mouthfeel. ■ Malolactic fermentation also took place to add softness, balance and depth. ■ 5% tank fermented for added fresh fruit character.
External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard
With an appealing tropical fruit character and rich, creamy texture, this wine delivers ripe sweet fruit flavors with caramel and brown sugar notes.
Food Pairings for Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard
The warmth of the Wahluke Slope produces Chardonnay with an appealing tropical fruit character and rich, creamy texture. The Indian Wells Chardonnay delivers ripe pineapple ﬂ avors with hints of brown sugar. I like this wine with scallops, scampi or pasta with rich sauces.
|Alcohol: 13.5%||pH: 3.64|
|Total Acidity: 0.54 grams per liter|
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