Canoe Ridge Expedition Red
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Inspired by explorers Lewis & Clark, who, during their 1805 exploration, thought the ridge above the Columbia River resembled an overturned canoe. We'd argue the best exploration of all is discovering the Horse Heaven Hills' delicious quality in every bottle of Canoe Ridge wine. Uncork your expedition and enjoy.
Smoky aromas with hints of pepper, spice and black licorice introduce soft, mid palate notes of blueberries. The finish lingers with raspberry flavors.
Winemaking: The warmest vintage in a decade, 2013's growing season cooled off just in time for harvest, and picking proceeded at a normal pace starting at the end of August. Total tonnage, approximately 220,000 tons, was up easily five percent over 2012, a record for Washington State. With a warm 2013 vintage, growers spread out canopies a bit more than usual and adjusted crop sizes to achieve a good balance of acidity and phenolic ripeness. Mother Nature made picking advantageous; varieties reached ripeness at different times, allowing crews a well-phased, thoughtfully-planned harvest.
Varietal Blend: 34.5% Merlot, 26.6% Syrah, 24.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.4% Grenache
Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills
RS: 9 g/l
Oak: 20% New, 70% American Oak, 30% French Oak
Aging: 10 Months
Yeast: Red Star
Harvest Dates: October 2013
Cases Produced: 5,000