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[TWO-PACK COMBO: Buy One Get 2nd Bottle for 50% OFF] Chateau Ste Michelle "Indian Wells" Chardonnay 2014 (Columbia Valley, Washington) - [WE 90]
Chateau Ste Michelle "Indian Wells" Chardonnay 2014 (Columbia Valley, Washington) - [WE 90]


 
Retail Price: $48.00
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Winery: Chateau Ste Michelle
Varietal: Chardonnay
Region: Columbia Valley, Washington
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 2 x 750 ml

Product Code: STEMICHELLEINDIANCHARD14-W-2PK
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Press / Wine Critic's Reviews
 
Notes from the Winemaker:

“Our Indian Wells Chardonnay delivers an appealing tropical fruit character typical of warm sites like the Wahluke Slope. I like this Chardonnay’s ripe pineapple and butterscotch flavorsand creamy texture. Try it with scallops, scampi or pasta with rich sauces.”

VINEYARDS
• Over half of the Chardonnay fruit came from vineyards throughout Washington’s Wahluke Slope.
• Our most northern growing area, the Wahluke Slope, is bordered on both the west and the south by the Columbia River.
• The region’s warm days cause the grapes to assert sweet citrus and tropical characteristics, while the cool nights promote good structure, balance and flavor intensity.

WINEMAKING
• Ripe grapes were lightly pressed and inoculated with yeast designed for accentuated, fruit-forward flavors.
• 100% sur lie aged for five months to integrate the fruit and oak flavors and provide a rich mouthfeel.
• Barrel aged in 35% new American and French oak barrels.
• Malolactic fermentation also took place to add softness, balance and depth.

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol: 14%
Total acidity: 0.58 g/100 ml
pH: 3.41
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Barrel spice, pineapple, butterscotch and candlewax aromas are followed by full-bodied tropical-fruit flavors. It displays a lot of richness but retains its sense of balance." - Sean P. Sullivan (11/1/2015)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Bright and sleek, with pretty apple and floral flavors, finishing on a creamy note. Drink now. 90,000 cases made." – HS (Nov 15, 2015)

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