Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot 2010
|Region||United States, Washington, Horse Heaven Hills|
|Brand||Chateau Ste. Michelle|
Ripe, bordering on opulent, with expressive cherry, currant, floral and subtle spice flavors that ride easily over refined tannins onto the long, detailed finish. Delivers depth and intensity without bulk. Drink now through 2020. 6,000 cases made.
Made in fairly modest quantities, this Merlot bears dark fruit that shows a pleasing, dusty quality. The blend includes 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, which keeps it in the Bordeaux-style camp. Firm and concentrated, it finishes with a tasty mix of cocoa, coffee grounds and Asian spices.