Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
|Region||United States, Washington, Horse Heaven Hills|
|Brand||Chateau Ste. Michelle|
Moving to the reds, from sandy soils and aged 18 months in 22% new French oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Canoe Ridge Estate has lots of plum and black cherry fruit as well as notes of vanilla bean, chocolate, and a kiss of scorched earth. This medium-bodied, fresh, elegant red will drink nicely for 7-8 years, probably longer.
Containing a 2% splash of Merlot, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard displays dark fruit expressions of cassis and currant on the nose, with a ripe, elegant core and softly aromatic exotic spices. Medium-bodied, the wine shows flavors of subtly bitter dark chocolate across the mid-palate, followed by a grippy finish that lingers with notes of soft plum skin. With 10,600 cases made, this wine shows good value for the price.