28 Ratings
Chateau Ste Michelle Merlot Canoe Ridge Estate

Wine Details





Wine Description

(From 2007 Vintage) Our winemaking goal with the Columbia Valley Cabernet is to highlight concentrated Washington red fruit in an accessible style. This is our inviting Cab with plenty of complexity and structure. It’s also very versatile with food–try it with beef, pork or pasta.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) This 2009 vintage is an elegant expression of Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot offering dark cherry fruit character. We added Syrah and Malbec to the blend for enhanced complexity.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2007 Vintage) Though labeled Cabernet, this includes ample amounts of Syrah and traces of Merlot, Cab Franc and Malbec in the blend. The tannins are strikingly dry, and the peppery berry-flavored fruit seems precise and focused. Consistent in both style and quality with previous vintages, this finishes with an impression of bitter chocolate.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2007 Vintage) Ripe and appealing for its pure currant and plum fruit, resting on a modestly scaled structure. Lingers gently.