Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2009 Vineyard Select Merlot, Columbia Valley, $22

By on March 10, 2013

Canoe Ridge 2009 Vineyard Select MerlotBright acidity is the hallmark of many red wines from this abbreviated vintage, and this is no exception. Aromas open with blueberry and caramel, backed by truffle earthiness, slate and leather. Marionberry and boysenberry flavors spill across the palate with juiciness, and that pleasant mouthfeel takes in plum skins, coffee and more leather.

Rating: Outstanding

Production: 4,300 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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