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Review: 2010 Chateau Ste Michelle Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Discover a Vibrant Washington Sauvignon Blanc.

Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc.
A friend brought this bottle to our house a month ago. But we never got around to opening it. This sunny afternoon we were craving chicken wings, so we placed a to go order for a batch of lemon-pepper wings. I thought this Sauvignon Blanc would be just the wine to pair with the chicken. I was correct.

On opening, the wine was a pale yellow-green color, with a bright, grassy, citrus nose and undertones of honey and cinnamon-apple. Grassy and grapefruit notes followed through, along with a vibrant core of refreshing acidity and a hint of spice. I enjoyed this wine and it was an excellent match to the salty lemon-pepper chicken. Recommended.

Release Info:
100% Sauvignon Blanc from Horse Heaven Vineyard
Vineyard planted in 1970's it is a moderately warm site, tempered by the Columbia River
70% stainless steel fermentation
Sur lie aged for one month
ABV 12.5%
Retail Price: $16

Spring Barrel Tasting!

Visit Chateau Ste. Michelle for a rare barrel tasting event, Saturday, March 17th and Sunday March 18th, from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. This one-time event will include tastings from several wines still barrel-aging as well as the opportunity to speak with one of their wine makers. The cost of this event is $15 plus tax and includes all barrel tastings and one additional glass of a pre-selected finished wine. Tickets will be available the day of the event in the wine shop.



  1. Vibrant is an accurate description of this wine. I love the way it feels and tastes on my tongue. Even when the wine is chilled more than usual, the flavors and acidity shine. A real treat if you enjoy your wine cold or at cellar temp. Cheers!

  2. This wine consistently good every vintage. One of my favorites.


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