Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2012 The Expedition Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills, $15

By on June 20, 2014

canoe-ridge-vineyard-the-expedition-merlot-2012-bottleBest Buy! A hedonistic addition of Syrah (14%) makes this an especially easy drinking Merlot from not only Canoe Ridge Vineyard but also Wallula and Alder Ridge vineyards. Whiffs of cherry sauce, ripe raspberry, cocoa and barbecue spices guide you into a plush drink of sweet red fruit and dark chocolate. Modest tannins and juicy acidity make this mighty enticing and a crowd pleaser.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 12,500 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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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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