Chardonnay, 2015. Red Diamond

Chardonnay, 2015. Red Diamond

Item #: C0518W2DW
Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vineyard/Appellation: Washington
Color: Limpid Gold
Nose: Green Apple
Palate: Apple, Pear, Spice
Finish: Fresh, Clean
Rating: 95
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2020/Seafood, Fowl, Vegetarian/13.5 % Alcohol by Volume

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Red Diamond is a label from iconic Washington State winery Chateau Ste. Michelle. For over 10 years, Laura Sorge has been crafting wines for them under the Red Diamond label, and has earned a reputation for creating wines of substance that are also great crowd pleasers.

Chateau Ste. Michelle is one of the oldest wineries in Washington. It was founded in 1967, when California's most famous winemaker, Andr? Tchelistcheff, was hired as a consultant to plan a vineyard for them. He chose the sites and grape varietals to be planted and, as a result, the wines were exceptional. (Andr? was the first winemaker at Beaulieu Vineyard in Napa and made the first BV Private Reserve Cabernet in 1936.)

Chateau Ste. Michelle was pretty much under the radar until the Los Angeles Times did a tasting of wines from around the world in the mid 1970s. At this tasting, Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling came out first and, to this day, it is still the number one wine on most wine lists in the United States.

Though known for Riesling, Chateau Ste. Michelle makes some of the best wines anywhere, and our Red Diamond Chardonnay selection is no exception. Like many Washington state chardonnay wines, this lovely example exhibits balanced flavors that seem to roll around on your palate without any one of them being prominent.

Red Diamond Chardonnay, with its apple and pear mingling with a hint of spice, is fresh and fruity. Best of all, the flavors finish with a tingling aftertaste that brings them all back into focus.

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