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2016 Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay "Indian Wells"

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2016 Indian Wells Chardonnay

Winery: Chateau Ste Michelle

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Indian Wells"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $17

Cases produced: 137,000

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: November 7, 2018

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Chardonnay from Washington opens with an oak and lemon bouquet with a hint of pineapple. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile is an oak infused red apple with notes of pear and pineapple. The finish is dry and drifts away nicely. This Chard is going to be popular with readers who like this style. While not overly complex, it goes down easy and will be a crowd pleaser. It is a nice glass pour option that will not disappoint. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: 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 flavors and rich, creamy texture. Try it with scallops, scampi or pasta with rich sauces.

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