Behind the Cork™ Wine of the Week

2014 Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Chardonnay ($11)

This Chardonnay, from Washington's Columbia Valley, not only has great flavors of pineapple and mango, but add rich flavors of butterscotch and caramel from its fermentation and oak aging. Bob Bertheau, the Head Winemaker at Chateau Ste. Michelle, describes this as his tropical Chardonnay and goes on to describe it as his "Pineapple Upside Down Chardonnay" that is fermented in both French and American oak.

This is a really good Chardonnay and, as always, a great value.