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(1) - 2010 Canoe Ridge Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, 750ml
(1) - 2011 Canoe Ridge Vineyard Estate Merlot, Columbia Valley, 750ml
(1) - 2013 Canoe Ridge Vineyard Reserve Cherry Street Red Wine, Columbia Valley, 750ml
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2010 Canoe Ridge Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley
Brimming with black currant and buttery, sandalwood aromas, flavors of damson plums with notes of lavender and smoke are followed by hints of vanilla bean that percolate through the finish.
About the Vintage: The 2010 growing season was on schedule with bud break in early April, but a cool, wet spring led to delayed flowering and reduced fruit set. A relatively cool summer produced dramatic differences in ripening between warmer and cooler sites, with veraison extending well into September in some areas. However, naturally low yields, combined with over a month of consistently warm weather from late September through late October, produced phenolic ripeness and flavor development with extraordinary natural acidity.
2011 Canoe Ridge Vineyard Estate Merlot, Columbia Valley
- 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Aromas of chocolate, licorice and plum give way to dark fruit flavors with hints of cedar. The finish rounds out with good structure and leathery notes.
About the Vintage: The 2011 growing season was the coolest and longest on record. Similar to the 2010 vintage, 2011 began with a cool, wet spring that delayed flowering and lightened the crop set. The weather warmed up in mid-July, but temperatures remained moderate until late August. Veraison started late August, and extended well into September. The naturally low yields were then provided six weeks of consistently warm weather to help phenolic ripeness and flavor development. Overall, this vintage shows balanced and elegant wines with crisp natural acidity and fruit forward flavors.
2013 Canoe Ridge Vineyard Reserve Cherry Street Red Wine, Columbia Valley
- 91 Points, Wine Spectator
This fruit-forward, full-bodied blend offers aromas and flavors of cassis, blackberry, plum and a hint of cedar on the lingering finish. Pair with grilled burgers, pan-seared steaks and tomato-sauced dishes.
About the Vineyards: The majority of this blend is sourced from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. This hot, arid region gets winds that sweep up to ridge-perched vineyards from the nearby Columbia River. Winds and the insulating effect of the nearby river contribute to healthy vines and wines with well-supported tannins. Canoe Ridge Vineyard is best known for its Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and Wallula, also known as "The Benches" for its stunning, stepped scenery and versatility.