Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay is one of my favorite new world chardonnays. This Columbia Valley Chardonnay is a beautiful, food-friendly wine. This wine has bright citrus fruit and apple on the nose and palate, with hints of oak, butter, and spice, as well. The sur lie aging creates a delicate softness. Pairs beautifully with Jana’s Homemade Mac & Cheese and Girl Scout Trefoil cookies.
The nose on this Columbia Valley wine smells of green apples, honey, and a hint of something floral. The palate is clean, crisp, with medium acidity, and green apples and honey. It pairs well with Brie, sweet potatoes, turkey, and stuffing, although it can also be easily enjoyed on its own.
The Eroica Riesling 2010 (Chateau Ste. Michelle and Dr. Loosen, Columbia Valley, Washington) scored 90 pts by Wine Spectator. Eroica is actually one of Merlot Mommy’s favorite New World favorite Rieslings! The Eroica was pairs beautifully with a Pea and Ricotta Crostini.
The “Indian Wells” Chardonnay 2009 (Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Valley, Washington) was paired with a Lobster Roll. This wine, which received 87 pts from Wine Spectator, I’ve had several times before (and I like it) took on a whole new buttery flavor profile when paired with the Lobster Roll.