Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Hills Horse Heaven Vineyard 2009
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Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Hills Horse Heaven Vineyard 2009

Jeffery Lindenmuth / March 2011

With 22 percent fermented in older French oak, this wine shows body, structure, and complexity. The remainder, fermented in stainless steel, keeps it bright, juicy, and fruit-driven. Flavors of Granny Smith apple, pear, and citrus are laced with herbs on a palate that dances with acidity.

Score: 89

Cost: $130

Cases: 60,000