Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2017 The Expedition Red Blend, Horse Heaven Hills, $17

By on February 17, 2020
canoe ridge vineyard the expedition red blend nv bottle - Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2017 The Expedition Red Blend, Horse Heaven Hills, $17

New Zealand native Haydn Mouat, who worked alongside Seven Hills Winery founding winemaker Casey McClellan for a decade, returned to the Walla Walla Valley not long after these barrels were filled with fruit, so he stitched together this blend of Merlot (40%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) and Syrah from Precept’s three plantings in the Horse Heaven Hills – Alder Ridge, Canoe Ridge and Wallua. The nose featured blue fruit, vanilla, clove and beet juice, leading to a big yet tamed structure of Bing cherry, blueberry and elderberry that finishes with a lick of chocolate, making this quite a quaffer.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 4,838 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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