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Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Hills Horse Heaven Vineyard 2007

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Tasting Notes The mostly stainless steel fermentation makes this a crisp, clean, refreshing style of Sauvignon Blanc. The wine offers fresh aromas and flavors of lemongrass, apple and melon. We add Semillon, which contributes an appealing fig character and a beautiful soft, rich quality to the wine. - Bob Bertheau, WinemakerVintage The 2007 growing season was similar to the 2005 vintage warm at thebeginning and average temperatures throughout the rest of the season with excellent ripening conditions.In May, two weeks before bloom, we saw a week of 100 degree temperatures.This heat spike lead to smaller canopy which allowed more lightpenetration and contributed to overall good flavor development in thefruit. The hot temperatures also resulted in smaller berries with concentrated flavors.Weather conditions during the summer and throughout harvest were idealwith mild to average temperatures.VinyardsSourced predominately from our Horse Heaven Vineyard (60%), as well as vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley.Columbia Valley vineyards lie in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains and receive just 6-8 inches of rainfall annually.Sandy soils with low fertility and low water-holding capacity enable precise control of vine growth.Warm, sunny days and cool evenings create ideal conditions for aroma and flavor development in the ripening grapes.A northerly latitude gives the Columbia Valley roughly two more hours ofsunlight daily during the peak-growing season than California, increasingthe regions ability to ripen fruit.WinemakingYeasts specifically designated for white Bordeaux varieties were used toinitiate the three-week fermentation and release varietal aromas.80% stainless steel fermented to preserve Sauvignon Blancs delicatefruit character.Technical Data Total acidity 0.65g/100mlAlcohol 13%pH 3.22Blend 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% SemillonFood Pairing Foods: chicken, clams, halibut, oystersHerbs: basil, garlic, oregano, rosemary

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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: MrRiesling
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1.00 5
06/20/2009

Somewhat boring. Didn't like it.


Snooth User: anpaulson
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2.50 5
06/30/2009

Two and a half glasses


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Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

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Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

This is a crisp clean refreshing style of Sauvignon Blanc. The wine offers fresh aromas and flavors of lemongrass apple and melon. They add Semillon which contributes an appealing fig character and a beautiful soft rich quality to the wine.


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Chateau Ste Michelle Sauvignon Blanc 2007 Horse Heaven Hills 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.



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Tasting Notes The mostly stainless steel fermentation makes this a crisp, clean, refreshing style of Sauvignon Blanc. The wine offers fresh aromas and flavors of lemongrass, apple and melon. We add Semillon, which contributes an appealing fig character and a beautiful soft, rich quality to the wine. - Bob Bertheau, WinemakerVintage The 2007 growing season was similar to the 2005 vintage warm at thebeginning and average temperatures throughout the rest of the season with excellent ripening conditions.In May, two weeks before bloom, we saw a week of 100 degree temperatures.This heat spike lead to smaller canopy which allowed more lightpenetration and contributed to overall good flavor development in thefruit. The hot temperatures also resulted in smaller berries with concentrated flavors.Weather conditions during the summer and throughout harvest were idealwith mild to average temperatures.VinyardsSourced predominately from our Horse Heaven Vineyard (60%), as well as vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley.Columbia Valley vineyards lie in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains and receive just 6-8 inches of rainfall annually.Sandy soils with low fertility and low water-holding capacity enable precise control of vine growth.Warm, sunny days and cool evenings create ideal conditions for aroma and flavor development in the ripening grapes.A northerly latitude gives the Columbia Valley roughly two more hours ofsunlight daily during the peak-growing season than California, increasingthe regions ability to ripen fruit.WinemakingYeasts specifically designated for white Bordeaux varieties were used toinitiate the three-week fermentation and release varietal aromas.80% stainless steel fermented to preserve Sauvignon Blancs delicatefruit character.Technical Data Total acidity 0.65g/100mlAlcohol 13%pH 3.22Blend 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% SemillonFood Pairing Foods: chicken, clams, halibut, oystersHerbs: basil, garlic, oregano, rosemary

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