2013 Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon "Canoe Ridge Estate"
Winery: Chateau Ste Michelle
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Canoe Ridge Estate"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon & 2% Merlot
Region: Horse Heaven Hills
State or country: WA
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: October 3, 2016
Wine Review: This opaque and dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State was a top 3 wine in our first big blind tasting of Cabs. It opens with a black currant bouquet with hints of Slim Jim and cigar box. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and lush. The flavor profile is a black currant and minerality blend with notes of blueberry, dark chocolate and cola. The finish is dry and its big and bold huge tannins last for a very long time. The panel suggested pairing this impressive Cab with a Kona crusted thick ribeye. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet expresses the uniqueness of terroir, year in and year out. The 2013 vintage, which was quite warm and early, intensified these qualities. Classic Horse Heaven Hills fruit flavors of cherries are expressed as ripe/dark cherries. Canoe Ridge’s elegant tannins are still fine and powdery, but with an added level of extract and density. A beautiful expression of Canoe Cabernet in a wonderfully warm and balanced vintage. Enjoy with everything.
Organic status: not organic
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