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Château Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc
Château Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc
Columbia Valley

Style Light white New World Country USA (WA) Price $10
Vintage tasted 2009 Grapes Sauvignon Blanc
Website www.ste-michelle.com

Overview This Sauvignon Blanc is not as in-your-face as some of what you see coming out of New Zealand, and for that we like it. The style is a nice blend of Old World and New: the region’s cool climate ensures that grapes aren’t overripe or the wines too sweet. Château Ste. Michelle has consistently fared well with Wine Trialsblind tasters and with the wine world at large; they seem to have mastered the art of producing delicious, interesting wines for the budget drinker.

Nose The aromas are very, very faint. Blind tasters definitely knew this was a Sauvignon Blanc, and there was a hint of florality, too.

Mouth It’s silky and rich, with plenty of floral notes, lemon-lime hints, and lots of good acidity.
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