Chateau Ste. Michelle Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $16.99
Item No. 126828
  • WS90
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

#68 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013

This Sauvignon Blanc from our Horse Heaven Vineyard is a crisp, racy style of Sauvignon Blanc with citrus characteristics. We use partial stainless steel fermentation to preserve the Sauvignon Blanc's pure, fresh, vibrant character.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright, vibrant, expressive and juicy, with quince, pear, floral and spice flavors that dance through the long finish."
90 Points

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John Westcott - Bloomfield, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/21/2014)
Style: Light & Crisp
BEST SB I have tasted in a long time. Lovely accents of flavor.
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myboat53 - Wilmington, DE (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/28/2014)
Style: Light & Crisp
Very good SB for the price. Nice citrus flavors. Goes well with seafood. We had it with chicken francaise and the flavors went well with the lemon of the sauce.
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mlundberg27 - Rancho Santa Fe, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/22/2013)
Style: Light & Crisp
Excellent sauvignon blanc for the price. Good fruit with an elegant finish.
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Learn About Chateau Ste. Michelle Map ItMap It

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 Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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