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2006 Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Ethos Reserve Columbia Valley
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About Chateau Ste. Michelle

Chateau Ste. Michelle is a massive operation, leading the world in the production of Riesling. 3,500 acres planted across the state of Washington produce roughly 2,000,000 cases annually. Winemaker Bob Bertheau manages not one, but two seperate wineries dedicated to the production of white and red wines respectively.

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2006 Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Ethos Reserve Columbia Valley

Producer: Chateau Ste. Michelle
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: Washington
Region: Columbia Valley

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87 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2008

Bright yellow. Sexy oak, buttery lees, pineapple and a whiff of more tropical fruits on the nose. Supple and round in the middle, with leesy and smoky qualities currently dominating primary fruits. Could use a bit more cut and definition. Began reasonably rich but seemed a bit pinched with aeration.

91 Points | Wine Spectator

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