Ste. Chapelle NV Chateau Series Chardonnay, Snake River Valley, $10

By on October 21, 2015

ste-chapelle-chateau-series-chardonnay-nv-bottleBest Buy! Longtime Idaho winemaker Maurine Johnson offers some of the Northwest’s best values, particularly with this complex and quaffable Chardonnay in Ste. Chapelle’s entry tier. Wide-ranging aromas of lemon preserves, pineapple, baked apple with nutmeg, butterscotch, ghee and toast lead to a rich and round entry of sweet lemon, lemongrass and spearmint. Silky acidity adds definition to this delicious example of a full malolactic-style of Chardonnay.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 3,100 cases

Alcohol: 12%

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