The Canoe Ridge Merlot by Chateau Ste. Michelle is a refined American red wine cuvée from Merlot (98%) with a very small proportion of Syrah (2%). All grapes grow in the location Canoe Ridge in the Horse Heaven Hills.
With a shiny ruby red and garnet red highlights, this wine delights in the glass. The multi-faceted bouquet convinces with expressive cherry aromas, which together with juicy plums, berries and fine spice notes after clove give a round overall appearance. On the palate, this American red wine is round and full-bodied with a silky texture. The middle body is surrounded by gentle tannins that go all the way to the aromatic and long-lasting finale.
A very elegant, varied and highly delicious red wine from Chateau Ste. Michelle
Vinification of Ste. Michelle Merlot Canoe Ridge
The grapes are carefully picked by hand in the Canoe Ridge location and immediately brought to the wine cellar. There, the reading material is destemmed and gently squeezed. The mash is then fermented in a stainless steel tank. A regular flooding of the pomace cake takes place. After completion of the fermentation process, this wine matures for a total of 18 months in American and French oak barrels.
Food recommendation for the Canoe Ridge Merlot Ste Michelle
This dry red wine from the USA is an excellent accompaniment to Italian cuisine - from antipasti to fresh pasta and pizza. But also with lamb roasts with rosemary and oregano, this wine is a pleasure.
Awards for Canoe Ridge Ste. Michelle Merlot
Wine Spectator: 92 points for 2013
|Sub region:||Columbia Valley (US)|
|Occasion & Theme:||family event , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , surprise connoisseurs , Romantic Dinner , Christmas|
|Ageing in:||small barrel|
|Grape Variety:||Merlot , Shiraz|
|Awards:||Wine Spectator - 92 Punkte|
|Maturation:||American Oak , French Oak|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||18|
|Aroma:||Beerenobst , Steinobst , würzig|
|Textur / Mundgefühl:||samtig , dicht|
|Nachhall / Finale:||lang|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Stil:||Übersee , duftig|
|Speiseempfehlungen:||Dunkle Speisen , Helle und deftige Speisen , Würzig-pikante Speisen|
|Flaschendesign & Ausstattung:||Bordeauxflasche , klassisch|
|Flaschengröße in l:||0,75|
|Lagerfähigkeit in Jahren ab JG:||10|
|Alcohol % ABV:||14,0|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Inverkehrbringer:||Wein Service Bonn GmbH - DE-ÖKO-005 - Königswinterer Str. 552 - 53227 Bonn - Deutschland|