Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2011 The Expedition Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills, $15

By on May 6, 2013

Washington wineBest Buy! This Walla Walla winery with estate grapes in the Horse Heaven Hills went through a couple of different ownership changes before landing with Seattle’s Precept Wine. Now the label is on the right track again. This is a delicious and eminently affordable red with aromas of blueberry, cherry, vanilla and cocoa. On th epalate, its smooth tannins are backed with yummy flavors of black cherry, blackberry, chocolate and boysenberry. This is perfect for summer barbecues and priced for everyday drinking.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 7,500 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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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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