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2006 Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay "Ethos"

Chateau Ste Michelle 2006 Ethos Chardonnay

Winery: Chateau Ste Michelle

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ethos"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $32

Cases produced: 2,400

KWG Score: 91.1 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: July 5, 2009

Wine Review: This rich yellow colored Chard from Washington State opens with an attractive light oak and apple like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and soft. The flavor profile is a light oak influenced peach with a dollop of butter. The finish is dry and it lingers nicely. The panel recommended that this wine be paired with grilled swordfish with a salad with blue cheese. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: "My goal for the Ethos Chardonnay is old world complexity and elegance with concentrated Washington fruit. This 2006 bottling is sourced predominately from our vineyard at Canoe Ridge Estate (70%) and shows the delicacy of Canoe Ridge Estate fruit. This Chardonnay is all about refinement, elegance, and complexity with beautiful fruit and understated spice. This is our truly age-worthy Chardonnay." - Bob Bertheau, Winemaker

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