Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $28

By on July 8, 2014

chateau-ste-michelle-canoe-ridge-estate-cabernet-sauvignon-bottleVineyard manager Mimi Nye’s history with this site, first planted in 1991, has earned her such respect that winemaker Bob Bertheau credits her on the back label. The wine’s smoky, savory, spice and chocolaty nose could be mistaken for a Syrah, and there’s pleasure on the palate with rich Marionberry, chocolate-covered black cherry and enjoyable tannins. Blueberry acidity in the finish adds balance.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 10,346 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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