I have had this wine in the past and been quite impressed, so I was excited to give this vintage a whirl. I find there wines reasonably priced and tasty. In the glass the wine is slightly yellow in color. Not as deep as some chards but not as pale as a sauv blanc. On the nose are some varietlal chard smells I’m anticipating … On the mid pallet this is a classic Californian style chard. Fruit forward, creamy and buttery. The finish is on the lighter side but the intensity on the mid pallet more than make up for that! This is another well made wine with lots of depth to it. I would give it a 90. I paired it with Seabass and it went well! Yumm!

From on the 2008 vintage:
CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE CHARDONNAY 2008 Columbia Valley Chateau Ste. Michelle is Washington State’s largest producer. The Columbia Valley tends to produce wines that possess great fruit intensity but that are also fresh and lively. This smooth Chardonnay suggests flavours of sweet citrus fruit with hints of oak. Serve with roast chicken sauteed pork chops or creamy pasta dishes. 232439 $17.95 Featured 9/26/2009
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