Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2010 Block 8 Estate Merlot, Columbia Valley, $58

By on December 14, 2013

canoe-ridge-vineyard-block-8-reserve-merlot-bottle-2010Part of the reserve tier for this longtime Walla Walla Valley winery, the sleek black bottle could just as easily feature “Horse Heaven Hills” as the appellation since it’s all taken off Precept’s remarkable Canoe Ridge Vineyard west of Paterson, Wash. The nose carries notes of plum, blueberry, cherry fruit leather, black pepper and freshly cut cedar. Its profile is big with rich and juicy blue fruit, backed by enjoyable chalky tannins that stay right alongside the acidity. Enjoy with a char-broiled T-bone or tuck away for a handful of years.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 250 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%


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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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