Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Merlot 2007

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Item No. 108677
  • WS92
  • W&S91
  • WE91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WE89
  • 1995
  • WS89
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Winemaker's Notes

The Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot is an elegant Merlot with bright red cherry fruit character with savory spice notes and a soft finish. This is an easy-to-drink wine with plenty of complexity. Its dusty tannins make it a perfect match with Italian food, lamb, fowl, beef.

Critical Acclaim

"Sleek, supple and generous, brimming with blueberry and currant fruit that's shaded by hints of dried tomato, currant leaf and sage notes. All of it comes together seamlessly on the fine-grained finish. Drink now through 2017."
92 Points

"A fine effort in this classic vintage, the Merlot is firm, almost muscualr and dappled with fresh herbs-cilantro and basil. The brambly blackberry fruit has the power to more than hold hits own after 18 months in two-thirds new French oak."
91 Points

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Rating:
(8/2/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Very solid Merlot. One of the best QPR out there. Wine.com's price is steep - $17.99 at CostCo.
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Rating:
(5/28/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
As good as discribed in wine makers notes.
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Learn About Chateau Ste. Michelle Map ItMap It

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,...

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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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