80 Ratings
Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Vineyard

Wine Description

(2012 Vintage) 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. Horse Heaven Vineyard is located in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA and adjacent to the Columbia River in Paterson, Washington. ■ Planted in the 1970s, this is a moderately warm site, tempered by the Columbia River. ■ This vineyard is characterized by gentle south facing slopes, sandy loam soil and a long growing season. ■ Horse Heaven Vineyard produces fruit of consistent quality and intense varietal character vintage after vintage.

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    Light citrus flavor. Very nice and worth buying.

    about 7 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2006 Vintage) This Sauvignon Blanc from our Horse Heaven Vineyard delivers aromas of ripe pear and notes of citrus fruit. The wine was fermented in a combination of oak and stainless steel tanks. The stainless steel fermentation preserved the Sauvignon Blanc’s vibrant character and refreshing, crisp quality.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/2013
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 11/01/2013