Wine of the Week: Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay
What?!?! Yes… you saw that right! We have a WHITE wine for this week’s Wine of the Week!! I told you it would happen eventually… you just had to give me some time and have a little patience.
Ok, so why did I choose THIS wine? Well, if you recall, a certain Chardonnay (Stressed Mommy Chardonnay) stole my heart not too long ago, so I was excited to see what else was out there, and you already know my feelings for Chateau Ste Michelle (if you listen close enough, you can hear angels singing when you say their name), so… it only seemed like a natural progression.
In this 13th Edition of Wine and Lavender’s Wine of the Week, we will be exploring….
Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay
Walmart Price: $ 9 (By the way, I found this guy “50% off” at Walgreens… for $9. I’m glad I didn’t pick it up because I found it at Walmart, regularly priced, for $9. (Nice try, Walgreens…)
Sight: It looks very very light- almost white (if you tip the glass enough). It looks like white wine, alright. LOL
Smell: It just smells like white wine to me. I can’t pull out any distinct smells or “notes”. One thing I can say is that it doesn’t smell horrible. There are no high alcohol or fume-like smells… so that might be a good sign…
Taste/First Impression: The first taste was completely sour. Sour that turns into dull, with a slight “burn” at the end. I almost feel like I have acid reflux. I DO NOT like this… Husband’s thoughts: “Super Dry, super flavorless…hint of citrus.”
After Taste: The good news is that it doesn’t stick around for too long, but really, I feel like I should pull out the Zantac…
The Experience: This my friends, is why you don’t really see me trying white wines… I don’t really like them. Now, I trust Chateau Ste. Michelle with my Cabs and Merlots, but Chardonnay is not their forte. I’m almost tempted to go back to Stressed Mommy Chardonnay and give them a higher rating because the difference between these two Chardonnays is like night and day. However, I’ve only had 1/2 a glass (for good measure, of course- because I had to REALLY make sure I didn’t like it…) and I’m already a little buzzed…
The Next Day: I could not finish this wine, so it was one small glass for me- not enough to give anyone a mild headache or hangover.
Alc. %: 14%
Repeat: No thanks. I think we’ll lay off of the Chardonnay for a while (Unless someone wants to send me a few bottles of Stressed Mommy Chardonnay). But don’t worry, there are other whites out there, like Prosecco and Reisling…
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Despite my love for Chateau Ste Michelle Cab, they disappointed me on their Chardonnay. Maybe I’m just not a white wine person? After the Texas Wine Revolution, I was able to find a rosé that I like a lot, though… and you can find that review here. I’ll keep working on finding some good whites for ya, though…
Can you suggest some good white wines for me to try? Comment Below.