Canoe Ridge Reserve Merlot 1998

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

$43.99
Item No. 26972
  • red wine
  • ST92
  • WE90
  • WS89
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Winemaker's Notes

Creamy vanilla aromas interlace with fleshy dark cherry and blackberry with hints of cinnamon and sassafras. The fruit is opulent and generous on the palate with layers of spice, toast and chocolate integrating with supple tannins. If you have enjoyed our Merlot in the past, you will find this to be the most magnificent, focused and elegant offering yet from our estate vineyard. -John Abbott, Winemaker

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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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