Canoe Ridge Cabernet merlot 2013, Château Ste Michelle

  • 103855QC-STK
  • Red
  • Merlot
  • 2013
  • 750 ml

Canoe Ridge Cabernet merlot 2013, Château Ste Michelle

  • 103855QC-STK
  • Red
  • Merlot
  • 2013
  • 750 ml

Availability: 8.00000000

$45.00

Available format

Unité 2/CS 3/CS 6/CS 12/CS
8 case(s) in stock

Detailed info

Wine description

Canoe Ridge Cabernet merlot 2013, Château Ste Michelle
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Tasting notes

The Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot is an elegant expression of Washington Merlot. It offers dark cherry fruit character and dusty tannins. This is a perfect match with Italian food.

Producer

STE MICHELLE WINE ESTATES

Vinification and aging

Grapes were sorted with a state-of-the art receiving and separation system that gently removes stems and leaves, allowing for more pure fruit expression. Daily gentle pumpovers during fermentation extract optimal flavor and color and minimize harsh tannins. Each fermentation lot is tasted daily to evaluate the evolution of the tannins, modify extraction techniques and find the right moment to drain the wine off of its skins. Aged for 16 months in French and American oak, 60% new.

Terroir

Planted in 1991, the vineyard at Canoe Ridge Estate lies on a steep south-facing wind-swept slope on the bank of the Columbia River in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills AVA. The site’s proximity to the river protects it from temperature extremes, allowing uniform ripening and excellent color development.

Vintage

2013

Variety

Merlot

Colour

Red

Country

UNITED STATES

Region of production

Washington

Sub-Region

Columbia Valley, Washington

Appellation

Horse Heaven AVA

Scores and awards

91

WE

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92

WS

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90

JS

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