Pale in color with a mild nose with some vanilla coming through. On the mid pallet the wine displays vanilla to match the nose along with some subtle pear. This is a smooth, on the lighter side, California style chard. On the finish the wine is on the lighter side of medium in length with some vanilla lingering. This is a very food friendly wine or can easily be sipped on it’s own. I would give it an 88-89. Nice! And what’s to complain at this price!
From the LCBO web site:
COLUMBIA CREST GRAND ESTATES CHARDONNAY 2010 VINTAGES 366542 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 16.95
Made in: Washington State, USA By: Chat Ste Michelle
Release Date: Jun 22, 2013
13.5% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Aromatic & Flavourful Sugar Content: 6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry
Polished, lively and refined, with pretty white peach, floral and oatmeal notes that come together smoothly and linger on the finish. Drink now through 2015. Special Designation: Best Value. Score – 89. (Harvey Steiman, winespectator.com, June 30, 2012)