Columbia Valley Chardonnay, Chateau Ste Michelle

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Award Winning Columbia Valley Chardonnay, Chateau Ste Michelle

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Tasting Note

The Columbia Valley Chardonnay is a pleasurable, food-friendly Chardonnay. This is a fresh, soft style of Chardonnay with bright apple and sweet citrus fruit character with subtle spice and oak nuances. Chardonnay grapes are blended from vineyards throughout Washington’s Columbia Valley to make this a complex, interesting wine. Sur lie aging gives it an appealing softness.

Product Information

  • White Wine

  • White - Aromatic, Dry

  • Chateau ste Michelle

  • USA

  • Washington State

  • Chardonnay

  • 2017

  • Drink now

  • 75cl

  • Screwcap

  • 13.50

  • Yes

  • crab, poultry, salmon, scallops.


2013 growing season enjoyed a record early start to bud break. Summer was consistent and warm, perfect for the grapes to ripen. Harvest started early in mid-August and extended into early November as fall brought cooler temperatures. The long, warm, consistent 2013 growing season resulted in beautifully ripe and balanced wines.
Columbia Valley vineyards lie in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains and receive just 6-8 inches of rainfall annually. Sandy soils with low fertility and low water-holding capacity enable precise control of vine growth. Warm, sunny days and cool evenings create ideal conditions for aroma and flavor development in the ripening grapes. A northerly latitude gives the Columbia Valley roughly two more hours of sunlight daily during the peak-growing season than California, increasing the
region’s ability to ripen fruit. Malolactic fermentation follows yeast fermentation for added richness and complexity. 35% tank fermented Chardonnay was added to the blend to make a fresh style of Chardonnay. Sur lie aged for more than six months in a mix of French and American oak barrels (35% new) with regular stirring to soften the wine and integrate fruit and oak flavors.


  • Ripe creamy classic American style. Rich texture with a sweet mango finish.

    • International Wine Challenge 2017
    • Bronze Medal

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Our free in-store collection service is available on via our website, or can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only. Please be aware handling time can be up to 48 hours (business hours) from point of ordering. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 30 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.

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