Reviewed on 2022-05-13
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Rating 88
Style White
Variety
Vintage 2018
Appellation
USA
ABV 14.5%
Price $30.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Boozy Beach Trips, Cold Weather Hibernation, Host/Hostess Gifting

Drink If You Like

Albariño, Chardonnay , Chenin Blanc

Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay 2018 Review

This wine is a study in balance of the more muscular side of Chardonnay. The fruit element is there but dominated by oak and a sense of alcohol on the nose. These two play well together though and balance each other out, making the heat of the alcohol a welcome foil to the wood exposure. The capper here is the palate, which is soft with a dry finish. The acidity here is just enough to keep the wine from going too deep. A solid rich wine from this grape.

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POINTS
Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay 2018
This wine is a study in balance of the more muscular side of Chardonnay. The fruit element is there but dominated by oak and a sense of alcohol on the nose. These two play well together though and balance each other out, making the heat of the alcohol a welcome foil to the wood exposure. The capper here is the palate, which is soft with a dry finish. The acidity here is just enough to keep the wine from going too deep. A solid rich wine from this grape.

Reviewed On: 05-13-2022
88
POINTS
Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay 2018
This wine is a study in balance of the more muscular side of Chardonnay. The fruit element is there but dominated by oak and a sense of alcohol on the nose. These two play well together though and balance each other out, making the heat of the alcohol a welcome foil to the wood exposure. The capper here is the palate, which is soft with a dry finish. The acidity here is just enough to keep the wine from going too deep. A solid rich wine from this grape.

Reviewed On: 05-13-2022