Chateau Ste. Michelle Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Sauvignon Blanc from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Item No. 104975
  • WE90
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • WS88
  • WE88
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Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"In 2009 this single vineyard offering includes 11% Semillon, It has wonderful texture, and a mix of light herbal flavors that run through a gamut from celery to lemongrass and up into tart citrus fruit. The acidity is generous but not searing;it penetrates but never overpowers. A quintessential food wine."
90 Points

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Jim56 - Saint Paul, MN (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/24/2011)
This is a good wine for the price. However, I would rate it in the high 80’s rather than the 90 score that it received, but I am an amateur so what do I know? The flavor definitely changes as it warms. This wine has a nice tangy aftertaste when cold, but a bit alcoholic when it warms up, so keep it cold.--- It paired well with fish though.
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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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