Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Chardonnay 2012

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A little sharp, with hints of pear and pineapple. Not as buttery as I'd hoped. Still a very nice wine for the price. Read more

Early Pineapple nose, catching a little pear. Green apple, slightly tart across the palette. A nice, bright Chard! And at only 10 bucks, affordab... Read more

Well balanced; only a hint of oak, great fruit, and light caramel give way to green apple. Read more

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Snooth User: Coastalcorks
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2011 07/07/2010

A little sharp, with hints of pear and pineapple. Not as buttery as I'd hoped. Still a very nice wine for the price.


Snooth User: FrednMaria
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 04/16/2010

Early Pineapple nose, catching a little pear. Green apple, slightly tart across the palette. A nice, bright Chard! And at only 10 bucks, affordable too!


Snooth User: Craig Bilodeau
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/20/2012

Well balanced; only a hint of oak, great fruit, and light caramel give way to green apple.


Snooth User: donealrice
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/23/2012

A favorite of husband and in our circle of friends. Not for me but I generally do not care for chars. This one drier and crisper than typical for the variety so I know why they liked. UPC 088586603846.


Snooth User: martce
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 05/13/2014

Nice dry refreshing. Would have it again


3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/13/2008

Pears are big on the crisp nose. There's clearly some oak here, with a nice bite and warm green fruit flavors. The finish is medium to long, and oaky. For the price, it's great. All in all a pleasurable easy drinking wine that I'd be happy to be drinking alongside a nice big meal.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/13/2008

Oaky, sweet and well balanced, with a little bit of tuna funk. I would have given this wine a 2 if it didn't have that funk. Food pairing: gruyere

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    External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Chardonnay

    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    01/23/2014

    The Columbia Valley Chardonnay is a pleasurable, food-friendly Chardonnay. This is a fresh, soft style of Chardonnay with bright apple and sweet citrus fruit character with subtle spice and oak nuances. We blend Chardonnay grapes from vineyards all over Washington's Columbia Valley to make this a complex, interesting wine. The sur lie aging gives it an appealing softness. - Bob Bertheau, Head Winemaker


    External Review
    Vintage: 2011 10/28/2013

    Light, with zingy grapefruit peel and apple flavors, finishing with a silky feel. Drink now.


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 2011 01/23/2014

    My goal with the Columbia Valley Chardonnay is to make a pleasurable, food-friendly Chardonnay. This is a fresh, soft style of Chardonnay with bright apple and sweet citrus fruit character and subtle spice and oak nuances. We blend Chardonnay grapes from vineyards all over Washington's Columbia Valley to make this a complex, interesting wine. The sur lie aging gives it an appealing softness. - Bob Bertheau, Head Winemaker ** SOLD OUT **


    External Review
    Vintage: 2011 02/06/2013

    Intense aromas and deep flavors of ripe apple intermingle with notes of hazelnut spice, subtle vanilla and butterscotch. The vibrant ripe apple, pear and citrus flavors are seamlessly integrated with a spicy character achieved by barrel fermentation in French oak. The wine's lush texture is complemented by a smooth, silky finish.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2011 10/28/2013

    This bears apple and pear flavors that are set amidst buttery, toasty accents. It’s smooth and easy to drink, and the mouthfeel has a certain oiliness.


    External Review
    Source: CityWineCellar.com
    Vintage: 2011 10/16/2009

    Lithe, spicy and generous with its pineapple centered flavors, offering hints of pear and apricot as the finish lingers enticingly. Drink now. 3,600 cases made


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 2011 01/03/2013

    My goal with the Columbia Valley Chardonnay is to make a pleasurable, food-friendly Chardonnay. This is a fresh, soft style of Chardonnay with bright apple and sweet citrus fruit character and subtle spice and oak nuances. We blend Chardonnay grapes from vineyards all over Washington's Columbia Valley to make this a complex, interesting wine. The sur lie aging gives it an appealing softness. - Bob Bertheau, Head Winemaker


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    Ratings & Tags for Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Chardonnay

    517471 Snooth User: albh111
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    Winemaker's Notes:

    My goal with the Columbia Valley Chardonnay is to make it a pleasurable, food-friendly wine. This is a fresh, soft style of Chardonnay with bright apple and citrus fruit character with subtle spice and oak nuances. We blend Chardonnay grapes from vineyards all over Washington's Columbia Valley to make this a complex, interesting wine. The sur lie aging gives it appealing softness.

    My goal with the Columbia Valley Chardonnay is to make it a pleasurable, food-friendly wine. This is a fresh, soft style of Chardonnay with bright apple and citrus fruit character with subtle spice and oak nuances. We blend Chardonnay grapes from vineyards all over Washington's Columbia Valley to make this a complex, interesting wine. The sur lie aging gives it appealing softness.

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