Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley Horse Heaven Vineyard 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Yeasts specifically designated for Sauvignon Blanc were used to initiate the three-week fermentation and release varietal aromas. 60% stainless steel fermented.40% barrel fermented in neutral oak. Sur lie aged for four months for enhanced complexity and structure. Semillon was blended into the wine to add an extra layer of complexity to the palate.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
3.48 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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

Member Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley Horse Heaven Vineyard

Add your review
Snooth User: JOst
138984201
4.00 5
02/21/2010

Four glasses


External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley Horse Heaven Vineyard

External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
02/07/2013

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.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/04/2013

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. - Bob Bertheau, WinemakerBlend:94% Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc6% Horse Heaven Vineyard SemillonAlcohol: 13%Total Acidity: 0.70g/100 mlpH: 3.05 ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

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. - Bob Bertheau, WinemakerBlend:94% Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc6% Horse Heaven Vineyard SemillonAlcohol: 13%Total Acidity: 0.70g/100 mlpH: 3.05


External Review
10/31/2012

Washington state s oldest and most acclaimed winery features award-winning wines and an unparalleled tasting experience at our historic chateau and grounds near Seattle.



All Prices

Shipping to:

Tasting Notes:

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

Yeasts specifically designated for Sauvignon Blanc were used to initiate the three-week fermentation and release varietal aromas. 60% stainless steel fermented.40% barrel fermented in neutral oak. Sur lie aged for four months for enhanced complexity and structure. Semillon was blended into the wine to add an extra layer of complexity to the palate.

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 0.70 grams per liter

Best Wine Deals

  • $30.99
    23%off
    Sbragia Cabernet Sauvignon Andolsen Vineyard
    Sbragia Cabernet Sauvignon Andolsen Vineyard 2010
  • $21.99
    20%off
    Newton Chardonnay Red Label United States California Napa County Napa Valley White
    Newton Chardonnay Red Label United States California Napa County Napa Valley White 2008
See More Deals »







Snooth Media Network