Ste. Chapelle 2012 Chardonnay, Snake River Valley, $12

By on November 15, 2014

ste-chapelle-chardonnay-nv-bottleBest Buy! Idaho’s Snake River Valley continues to prove itself with a growing number of varieties, but they also can produce a delicious version of America’s favorite white wine.  Skyline Vineyard, the largest in the state, affords Maurine Johnson the ability to offer aromas of cotton candy, pear, honeydew melon, ghee and candy corn. On the pour, the oak treatment brings a rich and tropical entry of fresh pineapple, mango and papaya with butter on the midpalate. And yet, refreshing acidity continues to pulse through the wine. Suggested pairings range from grilled seafood, roast chicken, mild cheeses and creamy pasta.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,360 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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