Stella Blanca is the white wine partner to the Stella Maris red blend. This Semillon is bright, fresh and crisp.
2014 in Eastern Washington was one of the warmest seasons in decades. The ripening period in September cooled to more typical weather for the region. In October temperatures rose again to one of the warmest October months on record. Overall 2014 was an ideal growing season; ripening was excellent for all varieties in all locations.
Diversity of vineyards and sub-appellations within the Columbia Valley are Northstar’s hallmarks. Fruit is chosen from the very best possible sources throughout the Columbia Valley. The Northstar team works closely with each grower to achieve specific fruit quality and yield parameters. The majority of the Semillon comes from the oldest block at Vineyard 10, established in 1978 in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. In addition, this year’s 2014 Stella Blanca has Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle du Bordelais from our registered mother block at Canoe Ridge. The Muscadelle du Bordelais is an extremely rare varietal for Washington State.