Merlot retains star power in Washington wine country

By on March 5, 2018

Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2015 The Expedition Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills, $16

Walla Walla Valley winemaker Bill Murray offers a rather classic example of Washington Merlot with this contribution from two Precept-controlled sites – The Benches and Canoe Ridge Vineyard. The nose of Chukar Cherry, orange zest and California peppercorns transitions to flavors of ripe strawberry, which are joined by cherry pie juice, plum skins and blueberry seed. It’s filled with acidity, tannin and fruit.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 12,000 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

Winery website

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

About Great Northwest Wine

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *