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2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 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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2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Columbia Valley

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

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Sherry disguised as Chardonnay
03/10/2010
by Hillstrom11793154
The fruit in this wine is ruined by harsh wood and sherry-like flavors. Ste. Michelle needs to find some stainless steel and scrap the wood.

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