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Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

SKU 088586665943


Powdery tannins, enveloped by varietal Cab flavors of dark cherries and fresh cooking herbs. The 2015 vintage was the warmest and earliest to date, however our cool harvest evenings kept the natural acidity intact, so all of the lush, ripe fruit has a tight framework of acidity to best showcase it.
Category Red Wine
Region United States, Washington, Horse Heaven Hills
Brand Chateau Ste. Michelle
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • was91

Wine & SpiritsBlack as ink, with black-cherry scents, this has a whiff of clove and violet that gives the wine some initial lift. But mostly, it’s dark and brooding, like plums modestly spiced with anise. A big, heavy wine with pitch-dark tannins, this needs cellar time, then double-decant it for steak.

Peter Liem
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Wine AdvocateOffering up aromas of sweet cassis fruit, cigar tobacco and rich spices, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard is medium-bodied, supple and velvety, with good balance and a generous core of fruit, concluding with an attractively savory finish. It's a success.

William Kelley, June 29, 2018