This 100% Chardonnay is sourced from famously sun-soaked vineyards, and features juicy citrus and apple aromas with subtle oak accents.
Our unique conditions in the Columbia Valley create wines that exhibit "Old World" acidity and structure with "New World" fruit intensity.
Established in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle pioneered vinifera grape growing in Washington state. • The winery owns 3,500 acres in the Columbia Valley of eastern Washington, including Horse Heaven, Canoe Ridge Estate and Cold Creek vineyards. • Chateau Ste. Michelle’s award-winning wines can be found in all 50 states and more than 100 countries worldwide.
• WINEMAKING NOTES • Malolactic fermentation follows yeast fermentation for added richness and complexity. 43% stainless steel tank fermented Chardonnay was added to the blend to make a fresh style of Chardonnay. • 57% sur lie aged for 6 months in a mix of 32% neutral oak, 12% 1 year old oak and 13% new oak. •