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Canoe Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon the Expedition 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Interesting aromatics feature a bit of violet and iris along with some earthy root vegetables and peppery nuances under blueberry and black currant fruit sweetened with a nice dose of gingery wood spice. Smooth and polished in the mouth with a very fine vegetal edge that recalls beet roots with it's blend of earthy and sweet elements adding some detail to a palate that shows plenty of blue fruit and floral character. Rather medium weight with some stiff underlying tannins lending this a firm feel that is contrast to the rather bright, fresh fruit on the palate. Very refreshing and frankly a bit austere, finishing with some wood sweetness and a touch of citrus peel. This is an attractive wine at this price point. 87pts

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Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard:
Our estate vineyard is located in Washington State's preeminent wine region, the Columbia Valley. We produce wines with intense flavors by growing our grapes in a unique location with distinctive soils and microclimate. In 1989, a group of farmers started planting winegrapes on Canoe Ridge, which up to that time had been home to only badgers and sagebrush. Canoe Ridge Vineyard's original 101 a... Read more
Our estate vineyard is located in Washington State's preeminent wine region, the Columbia Valley. We produce wines with intense flavors by growing our grapes in a unique location with distinctive soils and microclimate. In 1989, a group of farmers started planting winegrapes on Canoe Ridge, which up to that time had been home to only badgers and sagebrush. Canoe Ridge Vineyard's original 101 acres of plantings were completed and additional acres were developed. A total of 143 acres are now in full production. Our estate vineyard overlooks the vast Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge, which encompasses 29,370 acres of marshes, sloughs, open water and cropland. This is a popular nesting area for Great Basin Canadian geese, several species of ducks and other marsh and water birds. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Canoe Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon the Expedition

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 01/13/2014

Interesting aromatics feature a bit of violet and iris along with some earthy root vegetables and peppery nuances under blueberry and black currant fruit sweetened with a nice dose of gingery wood spice. Smooth and polished in the mouth with a very fine vegetal edge that recalls beet roots with it's blend of earthy and sweet elements adding some detail to a palate that shows plenty of blue fruit and floral character. Rather medium weight with some stiff underlying tannins lending this a firm feel that is contrast to the rather bright, fresh fruit on the palate. Very refreshing and frankly a bit austere, finishing with some wood sweetness and a touch of citrus peel. This is an attractive wine at this price point. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 07/15/2013

Nutty and toasty on the nose, this shows fine mineral, tomato leaf and fine red fruits. A touch sweet on entry, this is pretty powerful and opulent in the mouth though the fruit, tart red berried and slightly herbal. has a lovely fresh feel. The oak here is obvious if not intrusive with dusty tannins lingering on the back end and through the long, tart, oak driven finish. Still this is yummy even if it needs a year or more to fully integrate the oak. 88pts


Member Reviews for Canoe Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon the Expedition

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Snooth User: jtryka
3127992,499
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 10/12/2014

The wine is a deep ruby color in the glass, certainly appropriate for a Cabernet from the Columbia Valley. The nose is quite pleasant with some lovely floral notes atop some rich, ripe fruit notes of plum and red currant and just a bit of smokiness. The taste is really quite nice, very fruit forward, with flavors of ripe raspberry, blackberry and currant that blast into your psyche. The rich fruit transitions nicely to some smoky, mineral notes midpalate. The tannins are remarkably well developed for a wine this young, supporting a long, smooth, very dry finish. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2014/10/2012-canoe-ridge-vineyards-expedition.html


Snooth User: zmapman
942467369
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 03/15/2013

tasted it at liquor store and was on sale. light smokey flavor very smooth velvety finish


External Reviews for Canoe Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon the Expedition

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Vintage: 2014 10/13/2016

Spiced floral and blackberry aromas lead to layered, juicy flavors of red currant, smoky plum, savory cherry and a hint dusty chocolate. Polished texture and tannin balance leads to a deep velvety finish.



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