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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Chardonnay 2007
Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Chardonnay 2007
(search item no. 103236)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Decanter rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay is inherently vibrant, refined and elegant and we like to enhance that style in the cellar. This Chardonnay delivers fresh apple, pear and spice aromas and flavors. The finish is elegant and refined with light spice notes, which are a result of the restrained French oak treatment.
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About Chateau Ste. Michelle:

Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley. The winery combines Old World winemaking with New World innovation and is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Chateau Ste. Michelle receives some of the highest accolades in the industry, including "American Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast for 2004 and "2005 Winery of the Year" by Restaurant Wine. In addition, the winery's Eroica Riesling, crafted from a partnership with German winemaker Ernst Loosen, has been named to Wine Spectator's prestigious "Top 100" wines list for five consecutive years.

Chateau Ste. Michelle is one of the few premium wineries in the world with two state-of-the-art wineries, one devoted to whites and another to reds. This dedicated approach to winemaking allows winemaker Bob Bertheau to build winemaking programs to the unique specifications of red and white wines. While all of Chateau Ste. Michelle's vineyards are located on the east side of the Cascade Mountains where the climate is dry and sunny, Bob Bertheau makes the award winning white wines in Woodinville, 15 miles northeast of Seattle. The winery's expansive, 87-acre estate hosts more than 250,000 visitors annually for tours, tastings, dinners and outdoor summer concerts.