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2012 Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon "Canoe Ridge Estate"

Winery: Chateau Ste Michelle

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Canoe Ridge Estate"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon & 12% Merlot

Region: Horse Heaven Hills

State or country: WA

Price: $28

Cases produced: 5,445

KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: November 10, 2015

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State opens with black currant, mild oak and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and savory. The flavor profile is an oak and mineral influenced black currant with notes of black olive. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are rather sticky. This Cab would benefit from decanting. I would pair it with a New York strip steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Canoe Ridge Estate Cab is a beautifully balanced wine that offers a classic expression of Horse Heaven Hills fruit. The wine delivers red fruit flavors, earthy spice notes wrapped in silky, elegant tannins. I love this wine with just about any food!

Organic status: organic

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