Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Vineyard Chardonnay 2002
"The 2002 Chardonnay Indian Wells is medium to full-bodied, lush, and extremely well-balanced. This plush effort is packed with buttered white fruits and honeyed minerals that linger in its long, seamless finish. Drink it over the next 4-5 years."
"Crisp, elegant and precisely focused to show off beautiful pear, Meyer lemon and toasted almond flavors, remaining lively through the long finish. Drink now through 2007."
Golden Delicious apples, citrus, honey, spice and roasted hazelnut aromas leap from the glass. Flavors are rich and focused.
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. Their winemaking philosophy is to highlight the style, quality and expression of our Washington state vineyards. We strive to respect the varietal characters and individuality of each location, yet still craft each wine to give you a pleasurable, food friendly experience.
This dedicated approach to winemaking allows the winemaking team led by Katie Nelson to build winemaking programs to the unique specifications of red and white wines. “After nearly 30 years of experience, I’m inspired to be bold and take chances. I have leaned into my knowledge and enjoy challenging convention. I want to create exciting wines for people to enjoy.” says Katie about her winemaking philosophy.
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, Chateau Ste. Michelle’s award-winning white wines are made in Woodinville, 15 miles northeast of Seattle, WA. The winery's expansive, picturesque 105-acre estate hosts more than 300,000 visitors annually for tours, tastings, dinners and outdoor summer concerts.