Chateau Ste. Michelle Horse Heaven Chenin Blanc Ice Wine (half-bottle) 2006

Chenin Blanc from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $49.99
Item No. 94725

Winemaker's Notes

"Chateau Ste. Michelle welcomed freezing temperatures on October 31st in Eastern Washington by harvesting ice wine for only the fifth time in the winery's 40-year history. (Ironically, the winery has picked ice wine grapes on October 31st for three out of five years.) We even made two ice wines - one grom Riesling grapes and this ice wine from Chenin Blanc grapes. The Chenin Blanc Ice Wine was a happy afterthought. After picking the Riesling Ice Wine, our vineyard manager said that we still had Chenin grapes on the south end of the vineyard- an area that doesn't typically get as cold because it is closer to the Columbia River. Fortunately, the grapes were hanging in a low, cold spot and were frozen solid. The result is our first ice wine made from Chenin Blanc grapes. The wine is intensely rich and exudes ultra ripe melon aromas and flavors with a clean acidity." -Bob Bertheau, Head Winemaker

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Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley. The winery combines Old World winemaking with New World innovation and is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Chateau Ste. Michelle receives some of the highest accolades in the industry,...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc (SHEN-uhn Blahnk) Model of Versatility The best representation of the Chenin Blanc grape can be found in the Loire Valley of France - more specifically, the regions of Vouvray, Savennieres, Anjou and Samur. The versatility of the grape allows it to produce wines both dry and sweet, still and sparkling - and you can find all examples in the...

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