Introducing the Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay – a wine that captures the essence of Washington’s Columbia Valley and embodies the expertise of the oldest winery in the region. Crafted with care and attention to detail, this Chardonnay offers a truly unforgettable experience.
Benefiting from our unique location in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains, our vineyards receive just the right amount of rainfall – a mere 6-8 inches annually. The warm, sunny days and cool evening temperatures create an ideal environment for our grapes to develop intense aromas and flavors. The result is a Chardonnay that is rich and vibrant, with a beautiful expression of varietal character.
Since 1934, Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay has been pushing the boundaries of winemaking in Washington state. With over 3,500 acres of vineyards, including prestigious sites such as Horse Heaven and Cold Creek, we have dedicated ourselves to producing award-winning wines. Our Chardonnay has found its way into the glasses of wine enthusiasts in all 50 states and over 100 countries worldwide.
To create a Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay that is both fresh and complex, our winemakers employ a meticulous process. After fermentation, malolactic fermentation is carried out to enhance richness and complexity. A blend of stainless steel tank fermented Chardonnay and oak-aged Chardonnay adds depth and freshness. The resulting wine is a harmonious balance of bright apple and sweet citrus fruit character, complemented by subtle spice and oak nuances.
Our Columbia Valley Chardonnay is perfect for pairing with a wide range of dishes. Its fresh, soft style makes it an excellent companion to grilled chicken, pan-fried tempura shellfish, crab cakes, and pork riblets. The vibrant fruit flavors and nuanced finish of this Chardonnay add an extra layer of enjoyment to any meal.
With its juicy citrus and apple aromas and delicate oak accents, Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay is a true showstopper. The smooth palate showcases ripe orchard and tropical fruit flavors, leading to a buttery caramel and toasty oak spice finish. This wine is a testament to our commitment to quality and is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Wine Spectator has awarded our Chardonnay a score of 88, praising its fruit-forward quaff, with juicy pear, cinnamon, and tropical fruit flavors. This is a wine that is meant to be enjoyed now, allowing you to savor its delightful characteristics.
Indulge in the allure of Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay – a wine that captures the essence of Washington, showcases the artistry of winemaking, and invites you to embark on a journey of delightful flavors. Whether paired with a roast chicken or enjoyed on its own, this Chardonnay is sure to elevate any occasion.