Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Horse Heaven Hills, $15

By on September 8, 2014

chateau-ste-michelle-horse-heaven-vineyard-sauvignon-blanc-nv-bottleBest Buy! The Northwest’s most accessible example of Sauvignon Blanc excels in the hands of Australian winemaker Wendy Stuckey. She crafts it in an approachable, food-friendly style that starts with aromas of fresh-mowed grass, gooseberry, lime peel and kumquat. She manages the mouth feel of this high-acid variety with a program of 40% barrel fermentation in attenuated oak, allowing for a refreshing entry of Granny Smith apple, gooseberry, quince and slate. Enjoy with fare such as rosemary-rubbed chicken, halibut, mussels steamed with curry, Vietnamese pho laced with ginger or a fruit plate featuring chevre.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 110,000 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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