Best Buy! Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ newest label pays homage to the Columbia River that flows along the arid Wahluke Slope in Washington’s Columbia Valley. Prior to Priest Rapids Dam, the river went over seven falls in a brief stretch. All of those falls are now underwater behind the hydroelectric dam. This delicious Chardonnay tastes more expensive than it is, thanks to luscious aromas of butterscotch, baked apple and spice, followed by rich flavors of orange, dried pineapple and oak. It has surprisingly lively acidity, considering the amount of oak and lees aging.
Production: 10,000 cases
Distribution: Washington and Oregon restaurants