Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Editorial Reviews for Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
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
Well balanced fruit and acid. Have a cold and taste buds are off a bit but this sure hit the spot. Will try another bottle later.
Great aromas! Pear, honeysuckle and grapefruit. Good acid profile and really nice flavor. 90 pts. 8/12/11
I noted the color is pale straw with a hint of yellow gold. On the nose it has a light fresh aroma like newly cut grass. It’s clean with hints of melon, mild citrus, granny smith apples and fresh herbal notes. At first taste it is slightly sharp on the tongue with a mild bite and absolutely bursts with tropical fruits on the palate – a delightful surprise. The finish is beautiful long, crisp and luscious. If you like a clean, sharp, fresh Sauvignon Blanc you will really like this wine. I would pair with smoked salmon or oysters. In fact, I think it would pair fabulously with oysters. I must try it!
Crisp, citrus, pear, green apple. Very good.
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.
Nicely sweet and acidic with orange, melon and lemon flavors. Great long finish with a bit of spice. Really nice wine.
External Reviews for Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
Coming from the warm 2013 vintage, this is an aromatic offering, with notes of pineapple, kiwi, herbs and oak spices (40% barrel fermented). It’s creamy in feel, but with tart, vibrant acidity that keeps the palate fresh and lively.
Fresh and appealing, with open-textured pear and grapefruit flavors, finishing soft. Drink now.
Pale straw-yellow color. Precise aromas of lemon, pineapple and grapefruit. Boasts a rather glyceral texture but with lovely lemony cut, an element of wild herbs and crisp acidity giving the wine very good inner-mouth lift. The persistent finish features saline and lemony nuances.
Fresh and appealing, with open-textured pear and grapefruit flavors, finishing soft. Drink now. 110,000 cases made.
Bright, vibrant, expressive and juicy, with quince, pear, floral and spice flavors that dance through the long finish. Drink now.
Coming from the warm 2012 vintage, the notes vary from stone fruit, such as apricot, into tropical with dried pineapple. Aged in a mixture of stainless steel and older French oak barrels, it’s fresh and appealing while also displaying some weight and density, drinking quite dry with a tart finish.
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