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    90 Points2014 VintageWine Spectator April 1, 2018
    90 Points2012 VintageWine SpectatorDecember 31, 2015
    Recommended, Cab for the Holidays2012 VintageWines NorthwestChuck HillDecember 14, 2015

    Canoe Ridge winemaker Bill Murray has been making superb Bordeaux varieties and Chardonnay for more than 20 years.  He brings in grapes from the Horse Heaven Hills to the winery in Walla Walla, located in the historic engine house for Walla Walla’s original streetcars dating from the 1900s.  This reserve Cabernet offers aromas of dark cherry and leather with notes of toasty vanilla.  On the palate, berries and plums take center stage with complex notes of barrel spice, earthy mineral and dark chocolate.  Firm tannins suggest pairing with meats from the grill. 


    92+ Points2012 VintageStephen TanzerNovember 12, 2015

    "Deep red-ruby. Explosive aromas of cassis, black cherry and licorice. Boasts lovely sweetness and penetration to its dark berry, licorice and violet flavors. A very pure, primary wine with superb inner-mouth intensity. Finishes with big, broad tannins and outstanding length. Impressive potential here."


    91 Points, Top Cabs Under $252010 VintageSnooth.comGregory Dal PazJanuary 13, 2014

    This smells terrific with subtle candied spice tones,a bit of dried ginger, vanilla and nutmeg all laid over a base of juniper tinged crushed black berry fruit. Smooth, supple and polished in the mouth, just a lovely wine that delivers a bit of elegance unusual at this price point. The fruit is towards the blueberry and blackberry end of the spectrum, fresh yet not too intense with attractive clarity that reveals a bit of stony minerality on the mid-palate. This is medium bodied, and finishes with impressive length retaining the blueberry fruit while adding gentle shadings of dried grass and herbs. it's smaller scale might be a negative for some people but this everything I need in this type of wine. 91pts


    Top 100 Best Buys of the Year (2013)2010 VintageWine & SpiritsDecember 1, 2013
    Recommended2010 VintageSante MagazineNovember 1, 2013
    90 Points2010 VintageInternational Wine ReviewOctober 1, 2013

    It offers attractive aromas of blackberry and cassis.
    Medium weight on the palate, it has a silky texture, good
    intensity of black and red fruit flavors, and firm round tannins
    on the finish. Well done.


    92 Points2010 VintageWine & SpiritsOctober 1, 2013
    90 Points2010 VintageThe Tasting PanelAnthony Dias BlueJune 1, 2013
    89 Points, Daily Wine Pick2009 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanSeptember 30, 2012

    "A fresh, vibrant red, juicy with red plum and black cherry flavors, joined by a hint of mint in the mix, finishing against refined tannins." -H.S.

     
    Daily Wine Pick for Aug. 8. 2012; Republished in the Sept. 30, 2012 Wine Spectator

    91 Points, Editor's Choice2009 VintageWine EnthusiastPaul GreguttSeptember 1, 2012
    Best Buy2014 VintageWine & SpiritsNovember 30, -0001

    tasting notes

    Deep and voluptuous with rich currants, raspberry, anise and cedar, full bodied flavor finishes with well balanced tannins.

    winemaking notes

    • Vintage: 2014
    • Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills
    • Grape Source: Canoe Ridge, Wallulla
    • Varietal Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Harvest Dates: October 2014
    • Yeast: RC212
    • Oak: 100% French Oak, 45% New
    • Aged: 20 Months
    • TA: 5.8 g/L
    • pH: 3.65
    • Alcohol: 14.32%