Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2015 The Expedition Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $15

By on May 24, 2018

Best Buy! This Walla Walla winery owned by Precept Wine went beyond its namesake vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills, but it stayed within the company and the appellation by relying heavily on The Benches – a few miles upstream along the Columbia River — for this bottling. There’s a hint at the influence of Syrah through this Cab-dominated bottling as the nose moves from blueberry, salumi and smoky sage toward flavors of more blueberry and black cherry. Chocolate, fresh mint and cherry skins in the finish reveal the restraint shown in the cellar in terms of both oak and tannin management.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 22,000 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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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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