Chateau Ste. Michelle Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2009
|Appellation||Horse Heaven Hills|
|Brand||Chateau Ste. Michelle|
Wine SpectatorBright and juicy, offering a lively mouthful of pear, herb and lime flavors, lingering easily. Drink now. 60,000 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe white wines begin with the 2009 Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Vineyard which contains 11% Semillon. It saw 78% of the wine fermented in stainless steel and 22% barrel fermented with sur lie aging for 1 month. Medium straw in color with aromas of citrus, fresh cut grass, and herbs with a hint of buttered popcorn in the background, on the palate it is crisp, lively, and concentrated. This well-balanced, medium-bodied effort will pair nicely with mussels and goat cheese over the next 1-2 years.