Pale in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet this is a smooth light chard with some varietal chard fruit some oak and some vanilla. The wine builds nicely in the mouth. Not a bad deal for $14.95. I would give it 88-89.
From the LCBO web site:
COLUMBIA CREST GRAND ESTATES CHARDONNAY 2009 VINTAGES 366542 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 14.95
Made in: Washington State, USA By: Chat Ste Michelle
Release Date: Nov 24, 2012
13.5% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content: 6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry
Light in texture, playing caramel and tobacco flavors against lime and green apple fruit, mingling effectively on the lively finish. Drink now through 2014. Score – 88. (Harvey Steiman, winespectator.com, Aug. 2011).