Stella Blanca is the white wine partner to the Stella Maris red blend. This Semillon is bright, fresh and crisp.
The 2017 growing season was cooler and crop yields were significantly lower in comparison to the past two vintages. The lower temperatures delayed ripening and helped retain fresh fruit aromatics and mouthwatering acidity. Despite cold winter conditions, 2017 gave us concentrated wines with classic Washington state character.
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 Vineyard 10 in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. In addition, the 2017 Stella Blanca has Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle du Bordelais from our registered mother blocks at Canoe Ridge. The Muscadelle du Bordelais is an extremely rare varietal for Washington state.