Expert's Choice: Washington

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This state offers less oak, extraction and general bling than Napa Valley, says Stephen Brook, and the best of these fresh wines can age for 20 years in bottle, too. See Stephen's top 18 reds and whites from Washington...
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Washington, Chateau Ste Michelle Canoe Ridge Chardonnay 2009
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Chateau Ste Michelle, Canoe Ridge Chardonnay, Horse Heaven Hills 2009

Chateau Ste Michelle, Canoe Ridge Chardonnay, Horse Heaven Hills 2009
Mild apricot aromas. Juicy, plump and fullbodied, with apricot and lime fruit. It’s given vibrancy and length by a good acidic backbone. 17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Price £20–£22 AG Wines, Butler’s Wine Cellar, Tesco
Drink 2013–2015
Alc 13.5%

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