Stella Blanca is the white wine partner to the Stella Maris red blend. This Semillon is bright, fresh and crisp.
The 2015 vintage was one of the warmest growing seasons on record in Washington. Warm temperatures continued through the spring and summer, moderating slightly into fall and extending an early harvest. Overall, 2015 saw very favorable growing conditions, producing optimal ripening across varieties and yielding outstanding wines throughout the region.
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, the 2015 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.