Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Chardonnay 2017 - Vine Republic
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Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Chardonnay 2017
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Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Chardonnay 2017

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Category White Wine
Varietal
Region United States, Washington, Columbia Valley
Brand Chateau Ste. Michelle
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Our Indian Wells Chardonnay delivers an appealing tropical fruit character from warmer sites. I like this Chardonnay's ripe pineapple and butterscotch flavors and rich, creamy texture. Try it with scallops, scampi or pasta with rich sauces.
Vinous
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Bright medium yellow. More tropical-fruity on the nose than the Canoe Ridge Estate bottling, with pineapple and toffee aromas dominating. Rich, fruit-driven and tactile but not heavy; actually lower in alcohol than Chateau Ste. Michelle's other two 2017 Chardonnays but with a more New World flavor profile. Finishes a touch dry but with good persistence. Cleanly made and fairly intense but could use a bit more nuance and definition. (13.5% alcohol; from warmer sites)

Stephen Tanzer, December 2019
Wine Spectator
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Snappy and refreshing, with easygoing citrus and spicy herb flavors. Drink now. 110,000 cases made.

Tim Fish, October 31, 2019
Wine Advocate
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The 2017 Chardonnay Indian Wells Vineyard is a workhorse with a one million-case production that still manages to have a clean and soft nose of subtle oak, ripe apples and lemon aromas. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with a healthy core of fruit and balanced acidity that lingers onto the finish along with fresh flavors that deliver a classic expression of Chardonnay at a great value.

Anthony Mueller, December 30, 2019