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2009 Chateau Ste Michelle Sauvignon Blanc "Horse Heaven Vineyard"

Chateau Ste Michelle 2009 Horse Heaven Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Chateau Ste Michelle

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Horse Heaven Vineyard"

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 89% Sauvignon Blanc & 11% Semillon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Horse Heaven Hills

State or country: WA

Price: $15

Cases produced: 60,000

KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: June 9, 2010

Wine Review: I described this pale yellow colored Sauvignon Blanc as New Zealand meets Sancerre in Washington. It opens with a very attractive pink grapefruit bouquet with a hint of guava and pineapple. On the palate, this wine is light bodied and shows refreshing acidity throughout. The flavor profile is a mineral infused lime with a touch of tangerine. The finish is dry and its mineral notes continue to linger on for quite some time. I would suggest enjoying this wine on a summer day, poolside. I would pair it with grilled swordfish with a lemon butter drizzle. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: "This Sauvignon Blanc from our Horse Heaven Vineyard delivers aromas of citrus and green apple with lively herb spice notes. We used partial stainless steel fermentation to preserve the Sauvignon Blanc's vibrant varietal character and fresh, crisp quality. For me, this wine represents the classic Washington style of Sauvignon Blanc with a crisp citrus character and a soft mouthfeel."

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