The Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot is a refined and elegant Merlot
with plenty of Washington concentration. The 2005 bottling exhibits
complex aromas of black cherries and spice with dusty, restrained
tannins. This is a medium-bodied versatile wine with food and will
not overwhelm your meal or your palate, just your taste buds!
"This wine's spice notes would seem at home in a Chinese market- star anise, ginger, black tea - all surrounding a ripe, delicious core of plummy fruit. Its texture is remarkably fine, with a lasting, dusty herb note on the long finish. A great value and a perfect pairing for shaking beef." 92 Points
Wine & Spirits
April 1, 2009