Chateau Ste. Michelle Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2009


SKU 885866679540


This Sauvignon Blanc from our Horse Heaven Vineyard delivers aromas of citrus and green apple with lively herb spice notes. We used partial stainless steel fermentation to preserve the Sauvignon Blanc's vibrant varietal character and fresh, crisp quality. For me, this wine represents the classic Washington style of Sauvignon Blanc with a crisp citrus character and a soft mouthfeel.
Category White Wine
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Horse Heaven Hills
Brand Chateau Ste. Michelle
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine SpectatorBright and juicy, offering a lively mouthful of pear, herb and lime flavors, lingering easily. Drink now. 60,000 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, October 31, 2010
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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.

Jay Miller, August 2010