11 Oustanding new Washington reds

Canoe Ridge 2009 Merlot cited with 90-point review

Wine SpectatorAugustus Weed

New reviews of 11 red wines from the 2009 vintage in Washington state, featuring Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and more, including: CANOE RIDGE Merlot Columbia Valley Vineyard Select 2009 Score: 90 | $22
Expressive and deftly balanced, with juicy cherry and currant fruit playing against hints of mint and lime blossom, underlined by bristly tannins as the finish lingers. Needs meat. Drink now through 2016. 4,300 cases made. -H.S.

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