Cost: $19.95 (Clearance price: $16.00)
Category: White Wine
Location: LCBO Vintages
Country: United States of America
Region: Columbia Valley, Washington State
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Ste Michelle Winery
Alcohol: 13.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Great balance between the oak, fruit & acidity that makes this a pleasant drinking Chard
Tasting Note: Bright yellow gold in colour with good acidity, a medium+ intense nose & a long length on the finish. Wine features lemon, green & red apples, pineapples, mangos, peach, dill, light oak spice & Easter Lily on the nose.
Interesting Point: Sur lie aged for more than six months in a mix of French and American oak barrels (10% new). 42% tank fermented Chardonnay was added to the blend to make a fresh style of Chardonnay.
Pairings: Drink now or over the next 3-5 years on its own or pair it with scallops on a bed of greens.
My Opinion: Recommended
Tasted: April 30, 2020