Chateau Ste. Michelle Chenin Blanc Horse Heaven Hills Ice Wine 2006

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The wine is intensely rich and exudes ultra ripe melon aromas and flavors with a clean acidity.

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Color: White
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
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Chateau Ste. Michelle:
  You’d be hard-pressed (just like the grapes!) to find a more influential winery than Chateau Ste. Michelle. It’s Washington State’s oldest winery, getting its start when Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company merged in 1954 to form the American Wine Growers. From there, they created a premium line of vinifera wines in 1967 called “Ste. Michelle ... Read more
  You’d be hard-pressed (just like the grapes!) to find a more influential winery than Chateau Ste. Michelle. It’s Washington State’s oldest winery, getting its start when Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company merged in 1954 to form the American Wine Growers. From there, they created a premium line of vinifera wines in 1967 called “Ste. Michelle Vintners,” under the direction of Andre Tchelistcheff, which is where Ste. Michelle really took off. Their first vines were planted at the now-legendary Cold Creek Vineyard in Eastern Washington in 1972. When a French style chateau was built in Woodinville by Ste. Michelle Vintners in 1976, the winery finally became known as Chateau Ste. Michelle. The terroir is very important for Chateau Ste. Michelle. Columbia Valley isn’t just important because they have over 3,500 acres under vine there - they love the land, and they even helped to make it recognized as an American Viticulture Area (AVA). Columbia Valley produces more Riesling than any other American region, and Chateau Ste. Michelle leads that charge as the leading North American Riesling producer. Chateau Ste. Michelle is known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, but it didn’t become great magically. They actually have two separate wineries, one for making whites, and another for making reds, which allows them to have complete control of the process. In fact, they’re so serious about the difference that they have dedicated winemakers for each color. While Bob Bertheau is their head winemaker who oversees all wine, Joshua Maloney oversees only the red wines, and Wendy Stuckey cares for the white. This allows Chateau Ste. Michelle to consistently create world-class wines that never fail to surprise judges. Read less
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Snooth User: Philip James
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4.00 5
05/10/2009

Sugary orange/tangerine nose. Lots of acidity, the orange citrus flavors continue, although there's mango and papaya too. Acidic play on the finish, fairly clear and pure for a sessert wine. Very nice. 27% RS


External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Chenin Blanc Horse Heaven Hills Ice Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Deep golden yellow in color with a translucent gold rim. This is a lovely dessert wine replete with notes of honeysuckle, dried pineapple, golden raisin, and gala apple, which settle in nicely with some brilliant orange quince aromas. Very clean and ... Alex Lallos. A Chenin Blanc wine from Washington in USA. 2006 Ste Michelle, Chateau Ice Wine, Chenin Blanc 375ml


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Chateau Ste Michelle Chenin Blanc Ice Wine 2006 and all other wine from Chateau Ste Michelle are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



The wine is intensely rich and exudes ultra ripe melon aromas and flavors with a clean acidity.

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