Chateau Ste. Michelle

Columbia Valley Chardonnay

8.6795 ratings
8.516 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Eric Hwang

Soft apple notes, but the oak doesn't taste like it's well integrated. The finish is like I licked an oak plank.

Soft apple notes, but the oak doesn't taste like it's well integrated. The finish is like I licked an oak plank.

4 people found it helpfulJul 26th, 2014
Matthew Barnes

Fantastically drinkable. Nothing necessarily distinctive, but great overall.

Fantastically drinkable. Nothing necessarily distinctive, but great overall.

3 people found it helpfulApr 16th, 2015
Dave Ryan

Very good wine. Mellow, light but you can taste the fruity flavors. We had it with a salad and artichokes for dinner.
If you want a good Chardy at a good price, you won't go wrong with this choice.

Very good wine. Mellow, light but you can taste the fruity flavors. We had it with a salad and artichokes for dinner.
If you want a good Chardy at a good price, you won't go wrong with this choice.

3 people found it helpfulJan 29th, 2015
Bob Keseley

Fresh clean crisp good drinking wine.

Fresh clean crisp good drinking wine.

1 person found it helpfulApr 24th, 2015
Lori Mike

Straw color. Granny Smith apple tropical and pear aromas. No butter di-acetyl notes. Apple and pineapple with toasted oak flavor.

Straw color. Granny Smith apple tropical and pear aromas. No butter di-acetyl notes. Apple and pineapple with toasted oak flavor.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2015
Richard Austin

To much butter and oak, very deconstructed pallet. Wish the apple and fruit nose was more prevalent in the pallet. Watery mouth feel with a short finish and dry leftovers. For some odd reason though I don't hate it...

To much butter and oak, very deconstructed pallet. Wish the apple and fruit nose was more prevalent in the pallet. Watery mouth feel with a short finish and dry leftovers. For some odd reason though I don't hate it...

1 person found it helpfulJan 7th, 2015
W Krueger

Dry but has nice fruit flavor

Dry but has nice fruit flavor

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2014
M Swiergosz

A good value for the everyday Chardonnay drinker; a bit buttery for my taste. But there are appreciable hints of steely citrus and melon. Low acidity. Indian Wells much more vibrant and acidic (worth the increased cost). After about 20 minutes of aeration the wine exhibits a pleasant touch of pineapple.

A good value for the everyday Chardonnay drinker; a bit buttery for my taste. But there are appreciable hints of steely citrus and melon. Low acidity. Indian Wells much more vibrant and acidic (worth the increased cost). After about 20 minutes of aeration the wine exhibits a pleasant touch of pineapple.

1 person found it helpfulNov 11th, 2014
Megan Terry

I'm not a big Chardonnay drinker but I enjoyed this one. It starts off fairly buttery with a good balanced oak. As it opened up it got much brighter and more acidic, the fruit really popped. I enjoyed it best after it had a little breathing time. Great value!

I'm not a big Chardonnay drinker but I enjoyed this one. It starts off fairly buttery with a good balanced oak. As it opened up it got much brighter and more acidic, the fruit really popped. I enjoyed it best after it had a little breathing time. Great value!

1 person found it helpfulNov 11th, 2014
Jo Anne B

Good enough after 5 hrs at the car dealership.

Good enough after 5 hrs at the car dealership.

1 person found it helpfulAug 21st, 2014