CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE Chardonnay 'Ethos Reserve' 2014

The 2014 Chateau Ste. Michelle 'Ethos' Chardonnay shows wonderful richness, balance and minerality. The wine begins with a boquet of exotic spices, vanilla, Pink Lady apple, and poached pear. This leads to dense flavors of Meyer lemon zest, butterscotch, Pazzaz apple and suggestions of allspice. Seductive and exceedingly long on the finish, this shows some moderate oak influence but maintains very nice balance. This is a seductive style of Chardonnay, and is one of the best of its kind that I have tasted in the past year. I can imagine this picking up some beautiful secondary characteristics after two plus years of cellaring, however, this is impossible to resist right now. (Best 2016-2024) - November, 2016 (OB)

Wine Specifications

  • Report Date: November, 2016
  • Producer: Chateau Ste. Michelle
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Drinking Window: 2016-2024
  • Estimated Value: $35
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Washington
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Importer: Chateau St. Michelle Estates

Find More: Washington: Vol. II (2015/2016), WASHINGTON 2014

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