Chateau Ste. Michelle

Indian Wells Columbia Valley Chardonnay

8.737 ratings
8.74 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Scott Wren

This is okay. Loads of vanilla but enough acidity it’s not overwhelming

This is okay. Loads of vanilla but enough acidity it’s not overwhelming

Apr 3rd, 2018
Wine101Hamden

Really enjoyable WA Chard with baked buttery apple notes and moderate oak that takes backstage. Velvety body with almost a glycerin viscosity. Under $20 here in CT, but you can probably find it for $15 or under in your state. Definitely worth picking up at either price.

Really enjoyable WA Chard with baked buttery apple notes and moderate oak that takes backstage. Velvety body with almost a glycerin viscosity. Under $20 here in CT, but you can probably find it for $15 or under in your state. Definitely worth picking up at either price.

Dec 5th, 2017
Sean Wallner - WSET II

On the nose all I was getting was oak, butter and clove with no signs of fruit. On the palate I got those same notes with some lovely fruit notes of apples and lemon zest. Smooth and round, medium-plus body with a long finish.

On the nose all I was getting was oak, butter and clove with no signs of fruit. On the palate I got those same notes with some lovely fruit notes of apples and lemon zest. Smooth and round, medium-plus body with a long finish.

Jan 18th, 2017
Sara Kobilka

A wonderful surprise, I bought this at 50% off and was delighted by how refreshing it was. Honeydew and citrus wonderfully balaanced with just the right acidity. Paired well with aged cheese.

A wonderful surprise, I bought this at 50% off and was delighted by how refreshing it was. Honeydew and citrus wonderfully balaanced with just the right acidity. Paired well with aged cheese.

Dec 17th, 2019
Roberta Kallina

Very buttery and oakey but not my favorite.

Very buttery and oakey but not my favorite.

Aug 20th, 2018
Rudi Sanchez-Colberg

Good bang for the buck but expected more...

Good bang for the buck but expected more...

May 31st, 2018
Paula Strebig

Pale golden yellow color with plenty of legs. Soft viscous mouth feel with light oak, floral & lemongrass on the nose. Lovely apple, pineapple on the palate with an easy oak finish. We enjoyed this Washington chard (salmon salad & roasted vegetables).

Pale golden yellow color with plenty of legs. Soft viscous mouth feel with light oak, floral & lemongrass on the nose. Lovely apple, pineapple on the palate with an easy oak finish. We enjoyed this Washington chard (salmon salad & roasted vegetables).

Mar 19th, 2018
R M
9.5

With cheese board. Lindsey said her perfect Chardonnay.

With cheese board. Lindsey said her perfect Chardonnay.

Dec 26th, 2017
Alejandro Lamar

Bright, astringent, Lemony. Nice and easy to drink

Bright, astringent, Lemony. Nice and easy to drink

Nov 15th, 2017
Mr. D
8.9

Smooth sweet US Chardonnay and cheap. I like

Smooth sweet US Chardonnay and cheap. I like

Aug 29th, 2017