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Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Hills Horse Heaven Vineyard 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A fairly fruity style with typical notes of almost minty cut grass, nettle, kiwi, and mineral tones - fruity in the mouth with a nice richness, plenty of zesty tropical fruits here, kiwi, lime, and a hint of guava, decent balance, all around solid showing, very clean finish is a bit short 85pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Hills Horse Heaven Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.00 5
06/29/2009

A fairly fruity style with typical notes of almost minty cut grass, nettle, kiwi, and mineral tones - fruity in the mouth with a nice richness, plenty of zesty tropical fruits here, kiwi, lime, and a hint of guava, decent balance, all around solid showing, very clean finish is a bit short 85pts


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

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4.00 5
06/06/2010

Nicely sweet and acidic with orange, melon and lemon flavors. Great long finish with a bit of spice. Really nice wine.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.50 5
06/04/2010

The nose has a rich peachy aroma, with a mineral mouth that sits well, a touch of sweetness, more peaches on the finish. There is some vanilla and cherry as well. Well composed and eager to please.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
03/14/2010

I really enjoyed this one! Lemon color in the glass and highly aromatic with honeysuckle and other flowers. Powerful flavor, crisp and elegant. Lots of peach and apricot, with hints of pineapple and orange. Nice complexity for a sauv blanc, perfectly balanced and lingering finish. Highly recommended! - Schreiner's Winers "Springtime Sauvignon Blanc" Tasting 3/12/10


Snooth User: ekw590
127408348
3.00 5
06/20/2009

Grassy & floral notes over cat pee on the nose leads to light spritz, sweet apple, butterscoth & herbal notes ending with a pleasant lingering finish.


Snooth User: megdeweese
91011261
3.50 5
12/15/2009

Crisp, very good to cook with and drink. fresh


Snooth User: crickf
638912206
3.50 5
02/13/2011

Pale, bright-sweet, lighter than other sweet whites.


Snooth User: dsaha
461950134
0.50 5
08/04/2010

Rather sour, tasted of iron, very thin. Overall disappointment.


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

External Review
03/16/2010

Chateau Ste Michelle Sauvignon Blanc 2008 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.


External Review
11/25/2009

Chateau Ste Michelle Horse Heaven Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2008 750ML




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