Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
from Columbia Valley, Washington
Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec, 2% Merlot
2004 marked Bob Bertheau's first red wine harvest for Chateau
Ste. Michelle, where he managed the red winemaking from start
to finish for the first time. His goal was to produce a softer
mouthfeel and enhanced complexity for the red wines, while
highlighting the elegance of Canoe Ridge Estate fruit.
The 2004 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet delivers black cherry fruit,
spicy oak, leather and sweet caramel characters. Its soft,
elegant, slightly dusty finish is typical of Canoe Ridge
Estate. This wine shows the more "subtle" side of
Washington Cabernet. It doesn't hit you over the head, but
rather gently entices you with seductive fruit and spice
Try this with penne pasta marinara or veal
scaloppini. Those slightly "dusty Tuscan" tannins are a
great match with Italian foods.
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