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    Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Columbia Valley, Washington

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    • WE91
    • WS91
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 Wine Spectator, 91 Wine Enthusiast, 90 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Columbia Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 108764

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Planted by vineyard manager Mimi Nye in 1991, our vineyard at Canoe Ridge Estate has grown before our eyes to produce more concentrated and opulent wines. This wine shows amazing intensity to go with ripe cherry fruit. The Canoe Ridge Estate Cab is a beautifully balanced wine that is a classic expression of Washington fruit.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Supple, ripe and generous, with a black pepper note weaving harmoniously through the focused black cherry and toast flavors that push through fine tannins on the refined finish. Drink now through 2016.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator

    A fine bottle-full, fleshy, immediately throwing out dense aromatics with toast and roaste coffee and bitter chocolate components. A deep vein of black cherry and cassis keeps the core tight and focused, and a small splash of Syrah adds the scent of black pepper.

    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    For thoughts on Chateau Ste Michelle’s uniqueness and recent evolution, consult my extensive April, 2013 text designed to introduce recent tasting notes. The Ste. Michelle 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Canoe Ridge Estate is unblended save for a touch of Syrah such as finds its way into many of this winery's otherwise Bordelais blends. Aged in diverse barrels 60% of which were new but are thankfully discreet, this displays the ripe dark cherry fruit with piquancy and cut of berry pip and skin and rich savor of blond tobacco, nut oils, dark chocolate, and nutmeg. The combination here of textural caress with vivacity is noteworthy – no doubt reflecting this relatively cool, prolonged growing season and windy, riverside location – and hints of salt and iodine add invigoration and saliva-inducement to a satisfyingly-sustained finish.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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