Canoe Ridge Merlot 2004

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

Item No. 89735
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WE90
  • WS88

Winemaker's Notes

The fruit for the 2004 Canoe Ridge Merlot was fermented in many small lots, allowing us each lot to be treated as a unique expression of the vineyard. By using a variety of fermentation practices and yeast strains, Canoe Ridge created individual components that were carefully pieced together for the final blend. They used a minimum of fining and filtration, and aged the wine for 15 months in a variety of oak barrels.

This is a soft and elegant wine. On the palate, vanilla and toffee notes mingle with lush flavors of cherry and blackberry. The wine is round and velvety, with very subtle tannins and a pleasing finish. Enjoy this easy-to-drink wine with everything from roast chicken to spinach and mushroom lasagna to the perfect hamburger.

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Clixby Ann - Wimberley, TX (read all my reviews)

Smooth merlot but higher in tannin than we like.
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Canoe Ridge Vineyard's estate vineyard, uniquely sited at a broad section of the Columbia River in eastern Washington, produces grapes of uncommon quality. The vast river moderates temperatures, prolonging the grapes' time on the vines during summer days, which are longer at this northern latitude, while protecting the vines from hard freezes in the winter. Sheltering ridges limit...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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