Canoe Ridge Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Vibrant and plush in texture, refined notes of black cherry and currant layer with floral flavors, coming together smoothly. A long, expressive finish shows well-structured tannins and hints of vanilla.
Canoe Ridge Vineyard's estate vineyard, uniquely sited at a broad section of the Columbia River in eastern Washington, produces grapes of uncommon quality. The vast river moderates temperatures, prolonging the grapes' time on the vines during summer days, which are longer at this northern latitude, while protecting the vines from hard freezes in the winter. Sheltering ridges limit wind damage and hold warmth around the vines. The grapes from this vineyard are as unique as the area, with layers of concentrated fruit and lush, supple texture.