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Canoe Ridge Merlot 2009

Bottle Size: 750ml Item #: 1773102
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Canoe Ridge Merlot 2009 750ml

Canoe Ridge Merlot

Canoe Ridge Vineyard Merlot offers lush dark fruit and cinnamon spice aromas. The focused black cherry and plum flavors, with pronounced minerality and toffee, are the signature of our estate vineyard in Horse Heaven Hills. Soft nuances of vanilla from oak aging add to the wine's elegance. Smooth and velvety, our Merlot is immediately approachable, yet has the necessary tannin structure to make it cellar worthy.

Very eye-appealing packaging, using a tall, slender bottle and long cork. Slightly hazy medium garnet with a ruby/violet rim; very aromatic nose of lavender, Bing cherries, leather and smoke; the oak is very well integrated; very soft and smooth in texture with quite resolved tannins; drinking very nicely and likely at it’s peak, though it would probably be fine for 2-3 more years; flavors show cherry, leather, some black plum and slightly bitter black coffee; the remaining tannins assert themselves in the medium-length finish; a very flavorful Merlot with charm and finesse from a winery that established itself as a predominantly Merlot producer.

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Canoe Ridge Canoe Ridge Merlot 2009
BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml
Canoe Ridge Vineyard Merlot offers lush dark fruit and cinnamon spice aromas. The focused black cherry and plum flavors, with pronounced minerality and toffee, are the signature of our estate vineyard in Horse Heaven Hills. Soft nuances of vanilla from oak aging add to the wine's elegance. Smooth and velvety, our Merlot is immediately approachable, yet has the necessary tannin structure to make it cellar worthy.
 

Notes on the Canoe Ridge Merlot 750ML 2009

Technical Notes Very eye-appealing packaging, using a tall, slender bottle and long cork. Slightly hazy medium garnet with a ruby/violet rim; very aromatic nose of lavender, Bing cherries, leather and smoke; the oak is very well integrated; very soft and smooth in texture with quite resolved tannins; drinking very nicely and likely at it’s peak, though it would probably be fine for 2-3 more years; flavors show cherry, leather, some black plum and slightly bitter black coffee; the remaining tannins assert themselves in the medium-length finish; a very flavorful Merlot with charm and finesse from a winery that established itself as a predominantly Merlot producer.