2010 Columbia Valley Chardonnay Chateau Ste Michelle Washington State, US Chateau Ste Michelle produces an ideal summer tipple in Oregon, in the United States. This 2010 chardonnay has a nose of ripe peaches and nectarines. In the mouth, the wine tastes dry yet balanced, with ripe and zingy acids against a backdrop of bran and freshly baked bread. It's a little like drinking a zingy lemon drink while working in a bakery, the aromas captivating. The alcohol is a touch high at 14 per cent and the wine does not linger overly long in one's mouth. But for HK$164, this is an ideal wine to consume during a lazy summer weekend with friends. It is available at ASC Fine Wines.