Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Merlot 2009 |


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    Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Merlot 2009
    Merlot - Columbia Valley, Washington


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    Price: $33.99
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    Professional Ratings: 91 The Wine Advocate, 91 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Columbia Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Merlot

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 114370

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This 2009 vintage is an elegant expression of Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot offering dark cherry fruit character. We added Syrah and Malbec to the blend for enhanced complexity. This is a great food wine and its dusty tannins make it a perfect match with Italian food.

    Critical Acclaim:

    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 2009 Merlot Canoe Ridge Estate – from a complex blend similar to that of its 2010 counterpart – performs in a remarkably similar manner to that successor, albeit with a bit more glyceral richness and an extra measure of savor by way of salinity. There are smoky black tea, iris, sassafras, and fennel overtones with an abundance of juicy, pit-tinged dark cherry fruit and a mouthwatering finish of focus, vivacity and grip, albeit with slight alcoholic warmth.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Built for the long haul, this rich red leads with suave oak scents. With air, the oak relents and a rich, dark cherry-skin fruit core emerges, accented by tobacco and tar, generous yet reined in by mineral tannins. Give it time to integrate, then serve with steak.

    91 Points
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