Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay 2008
|Appellation||Horse Heaven Hills|
|Brand||Chateau Ste. Michelle|
Wine SpectatorPolished, fragrant and appealing for its lively pineapple, pear and lemongrass flavors, persisting nicely on the vibrant finish. Drink now. 8,700 cases made. -HS
Wine EnthusiastOaky on the nose, but with the ripe firm fruit to support the barrel flavors, this hits the palate bang on with a powerful load of ripe apple, stone fruits, toast, spice and plain old oak. It's a style that is becoming standard for Ste. Michelle Chardonnays, a forceful, very ripe, big flavor approach that may benefit from decanting in order to smooth it out.