2013 Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay "Canoe Ridge Estate"
Winery: Chateau Ste Michelle
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Canoe Ridge Estate"
Wine Category: Chardonnay
Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Horse Heaven Hills
State or country: WA
Cases produced: 8,100
KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: July 2, 2015
Wine Review: This yellow colored Chardonnay from Washington State opens with a lemon and apple bouquet with a hint of oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, gentle and savory. The flavor profile is a tasty pear with notes of nicely integrated mild vanilla oak and lemon. I also detected hints of green apple and ginger. The finish is dry and its flavors linger and last for a while. This Chard is food friendly and would pair well with pasta carbonara. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: The Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay is refined and elegant and offers apple and citrus aromas with a clean, refreshing finish. We age the wine in lighter French oak barrels to maintain the fresh, elegant style of this Chardonnay. Pair with Salmon, crab cakes, and pork.
Organic status: not organic
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