Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay 2015

From one of the premier winemakers in the Columbia Valley.  This wonderfully crafted Chardonnay blends grapes from vineyards throughout Washington’s Columbia Valley to make this a complex, interesting wine. The sur lie aging gives it an appealing richness.


LABEL

Clean, simple and understated.

COLOR

Clean, golden yellow

AROMA

Nice nose, lots of apple and pear and little bit of spice

TASTE

Very smooth on the palate.  Nice clean finish.  Well balanced.

PAIRING

Pair with chicken, seafood and other lighter fare.

PRICE (VALUE)

At around $8, this Chardonnay is a big value and solid bang for your buck

THE BOTTOM LINE

Smooth, creamy nice clean finish.  At an average price point of around $8 this Chardonnay is a great value.   I’m not usually a Chardonnay drinker but was pleasantly surprised by this one.  We’re adding it to our Best Under $10 list!

OVERALL RATING

3stars

 

VERY GOOD

OPI Score = 76.5  What’s This?


Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Chardonnay
Region: Columbia Valley, WA
Country: USA
Winemaker: Chateau Ste. Michelle
Average Price: $8

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