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Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley 2009
The mostly stainless steel fermentation makes this a crisp, clean, refreshing style of Sauvignon Blanc, offering fresh aromas and flavors of lemongrass, apple and melon. We add a touch of Semillon, which contributes an appealing fig character and a beautifully soft, rich quality to the wine.
Editorial Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley
Nice green herb nose with a touch of chili accenting the grapefruity tone that rise above a spicy, perfumed floral tone on the nose. This is fairly rich in the mouth, almost lush yet with vibrant acids that keep the wine from overwhelming the palate. The flavors are deep and fresh, redolent of peach with hints of lime and orange zest. The finish is crisp and fairly long with a nice fruity finale. A bolder style of Sauvignon that remains quite fruit driven without leaning too heavily to the grassy end of the spectrum 90pts
I purchased for $4.99. It is an easy to drink, enjoyable wine with some floral aromas, tastes of fruit and spice and good crisp acidity. It will pair well with spicy food, or be a good wine to drink on its own.
extremely crisp and refreshing. slightly over my preferred acidity levels. just average.
External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley
The nut-meat scents of oak make the first impression, then fruit comes up to meet and marry the oak in complex ways - apricot essence, bitter orange marmalade, nectarine skin, the flavors wrapped in a gripping acidity. It's a white with intriguing structure, graceful with a buttery oyster stew.
Soft in texture, this is a reserved white wine, showing modest grapefruit and green olive flavors, with a hint of caramel on the delicate finish. Drink now.
The strong scent of orange peel and highlights of orange candy is not bad because the fruit flavors are expansive, and include grapefruit and a lot of citrus as well. It's got textures that suggest time sur lie, and a persistent, focused midpalate that continues on through an extended finish.
Bright and juicy, offering a lively mouthfeel of pear, herb and lime flavors, lingering easily.
The white wines begin with the 2009 Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Vineyards which contains 11% Semillon. It saw 78% of the wine fermented in stainless steel and 22% barrel fermented with sur lie aging for 1 month. Medium straw in color with aromas of citrus, fresh cut grass, and herbs with a hint of buttered popcorn in the background, on the palate it is crisp, lively, and concentrated. This well-balanced, medium-bodied effort will pair nicely with mussels and goat cheese over the next 1-2 years, Chateau Ste. Michelle continues to produce large quantities of quality wine at exceptionally fair prices.
A heady mix of apple and lees scents, this satisfying white displays fresh and firm golden apple and pear flavors. It's balanced in its richness, with the palate weight for pork loin. (Best Buy). Year's Best Sauvignon Blanc.
In 2009 this single vineyard offering includes 11% Sémillon. 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.