Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2007 $12

When you€™re always looking for the next big thing, the csm_chard_2005new hip wine, it€™s easy to forget your old friends. It€™s probably been several years since I€™ve tasted Chateau Ste. Michelle€™s Chardonnay
from the Columbia Valley of Washington state. I typically pass by it in
the stores, because it is everywhere and I€™m looking for something

Well, this 2007 release of an old standby surprised
me with its balance, depth and quality, and left me chastened with the
thought that I should never take familiar labels for granted.

wine shows appealing herbal aromas €“ rosemary? sage? €“ that are
somewhat unexpected for a chardonnay, especially an inexpensive one.
It€™s soft texture in the mouth yields to lemon cream and apple fruit,
tinged with  aromatic wood spice.  This wine is a great value.

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