Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Chardonnay (Columbia Valley) 2013

Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Chardonnay (Columbia Valley) 2013. Light, creamy, extra dry; golden apple, lemon zing, butterscotch, pear, tropical fruit; appropriate oak and vanilla enhance lengthy pleasure. Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest and largest wine maker in Washington State with roots extend back to the end of Prohibition. In 1967 it began making premium wines labeled Chateau Ste. Michelle under the direction of Andre Tchelistcheff, often called the Dean of California Winemakers and a mentor to many of the most prestigious West Coast winemaking giants. Consistent, affordable, available quality is a hallmark of the operation vintage after vintage; it is one of America’s most-awarded wineries and led the effort to obtain federal recognition of the Columbia Valley in eastern Washington as an American Viticulture Area (AVA). This effort is deeply rich, complex, delicious delight with food and sipped solo. $15-17Chateau Ste Michelle Indian Wells Chardonnay