Hola Y’all! I was in the mood for a white this week, so I grabbed a Chardonnay from Chateau Ste. Michelle that I have not had in a very long time. Here is your information:
Name: Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay
Winery: Chateau Ste. Michelle
Region: Woodinville, Washington
Alcohol by Vol.: 14.0%
(Price can vary on state, taxes, the store’s mark-up, the number of people complaining on Twitter, and the disposition of your significant other.)
The aroma shows a subtle apple accent, but I had a hard time pulling anything else out from the smell. There is a great clarity and no sediment. The color is a nice bright yellow. I really liked the way that Chateau Ste. Michelle smelled. I could have sat there and sniffed it all night…but there was work to do!
My first taste confirmed that there was apple in this wine. However, I also got a citrus note that I didn’t detect when smelling it. I want to say that it was a grapefruit flavor, but I could be wrong. The aftertaste was interesting. I got a very sharp citrus hit, which then was replaced with the flavor of the grape. There was a nice, dry oak flavor throughout the taste. I really want to use this with a nice pasta dish. I’m thinking some garlic sautéed scallops, over angel hair pasta and wilted arugula, drizzled with olive oil and toasted pine nuts.
Rating = Enjoy Again.
I would enjoy Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Chardonnay again…and again, and again. This is a very balanced wine with a lot of subtlety in its complimenting flavors. I don’t like it when Chardonnays try to be too hard to be everything in a single bottle. I think that this wine does a good job of just being a good Chardonnay. It’s fun, it’s flavorful, and a darn good buy.