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2008 Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay "Indian Wells"

Chateau Ste Michelle 2008 Indian Wells Chardonnay

Winery: Chateau Ste Michelle

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Indian Wells"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $18

Cases produced: 50,000

KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: August 15, 2011

Wine Review: This Chardonnay from CSM is for oak lovers. It is light yellow colored and opens with a fragrant vanilla oak bouquet with notes of lemon meringue pie with a hint of apple pie. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and flavorful. The flavors are an oak infused butterscotch with notes of apple. The finish is dry and lingers nicely. This wine would pair well with chicken, broccoli and penne in a white cream sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: 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.

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