Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $19.99
Item No. 126993
  • WS90
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: 14.5%

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:
  • 1998
  • WS88
  • 1995
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

The warmth of the Wahluke Slope and our Cold Creek vineyard produces a Chardonnay with an appealing tropical fruit character and rich, creamy texture. This Chardonnay delivers ripe pineapple flavors with brown sugar notes. This wine pairs with scallops, scampi or pasta with rich sauces.

Critical Acclaim

"Vivid, polished and distinctive, with an apricot tinge to the pear and cream flavors, lifted by delicate acidity. Comes together smoothly on the finish."
90 Points

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Rating:
(12/10/2013)
Style: Rich & Creamy
Pair with: Seafood
If you like a smooth buttery Chardonnay with some subtle fruit, this is the wine for you. This is an acceptable substitute for Rombauer at 50% less.
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(5/25/2014)
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Learn About Chateau Ste. Michelle Map ItMap It

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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Learn About Chardonnay

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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