Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2017 The Expedition Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills, $15

By on April 11, 2020
canoe ridge vineyard the expedition merlot nv bottle - Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2017 The Expedition Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills, $15

Best Buy! Typically, wines at this price point lean toward quaffers with a touch of hedonism to them. This Merlot carries more of an Old World approach with a food-friendly structure as the profile of red cherry, red currant and plum is joined by a hint of Cabernet Franc, which brings pleasing dried herb and green bell pepper accents. Adequate tannins and a savory note of black olive adds to its pleasing structure and finish. This Washington Merlot, which made Wine Spectator’s 100 Top Values list for 2019 in the “Elegant Reds” category, is ideal with Pasta Puttanesca.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 7,651 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

Winery website

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.

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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