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Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Merlot 2010

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington
  • WS 92
  • D 90
  • RP 90
  • WE 90
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Winemaker Notes

The Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot presents flavors of ripe cherries and dark fruit followed by dusty old-world tannins. With increased vine age, this wine is showing more depth, richness and layers of flavor. Try pairing this wine with Italian food.

Blend: 89% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon

Critical Acclaim

WS 92
Wine Spectator

Ripe, bordering on opulent, with expressive cherry, currant, floral and subtle spice flavors that ride easily over refined tannins onto the long, detailed finish. Delivers depth and intensity without bulk.

D 90

Bold plum and black cherry nose - very fruity. Rich and juicy, plump and velvety, this offers a big, luxurious style but it's not overwhelming. Long, toasty finish.

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RP 90
The Wine Advocate

For thoughts on Chateau Ste Michelle's uniqueness and recent evolution, consult my extensive April, 2013 text designed to introduce recent tasting notes. The first part of Ste. Michelle's 2010 Merlot Canoe Ridge was bottled last April, a bit earlier than usual for this cuvee, which typically incorporates significant Cabernet Sauvignon (here 11%) as well as some Syrah and other Bordeaux varieties. The nose offers a fascinating amalgam of peat, licorice, and dark cherry, all of which re-merge on a brightly juicy but at the same time substantial and satiny palate. The only reservation I harbor about this fine-value, focused Merlot is a bit of heat in its bittersweet, multifaceted finish.

WE 90
Wine Enthusiast

Made in fairly modest quantities, this Merlot bears dark fruit that shows a pleasing, dusty quality. The blend includes 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, which keeps it in the Bordeaux-style camp. Firm and concentrated, it finishes with a tasty mix of cocoa, coffee grounds and Asian spices. Editors' Choice.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Valley, Washington
Chateau Ste. Michelle
Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley. The winery combines Old World winemaking with New World innovation and is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Chateau Ste. Michelle receives some of the highest accolades in the industry, including "American Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast for 2004 and "2005 Winery of the Year" by... View More