2011 Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Indian Wells
Columbia Valley, Washington
 
WB Rating: 84

 
Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $12.99 (Safeway)
 
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

A step up from the entry-level Ch. Ste. Michelle Chardonnay. Mouth-coating flavors of butterscotch, citrus honey, and spiced pear. Unfortunately, it's quite sweet in the mouth, which to my taste detracts considerably from the wine's grip and freshness. After drinking bone dry Sonoma Coast Chardonnays, this one comes across like a sweet Riesling. - HK 2013-04-15

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