Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Chardonnay 2007

Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Item No. 103236
  • white wine
  • RP90
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WS89
  • RP89
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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.

Critical Acclaim

"Half of the 2007 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay was fermented with native yeasts in 44% new French oak. It went through malolactic fermentation and was aged for 10 months sur lie. Medium straw-colored, on the nose it offers greater minerality and less tropical/fruity notes than the Indian Wells cuvee. On the palate it exhibits an elegant, more tightly wound personality with notes of butterscotch and baking spices emerging from this impeccably balanced effort. It will drink well over the next 5-6 years. "
90 Points

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Rating:
(7/26/2011)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Golden color; Lots of pear, tart apple, lemon, mandarin orange, custard & hints of oak on the nose; Smooth and very flavorful. It's neither exceptionally dry nor overly fruity, but nicely floral on the palate. Good acidity. Nice Chardonnay for the Summer.
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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,...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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