Canoe Ridge Expedition Merlot 2019
|United States, Washington, Horse Heaven Hills
Made with the addition of 4% Cabernet Franc, the 2019 Expedition Merlot begins with a dark ruby core with dusty plum essence, hints of wilted lavender and expressions of dark cherry skin. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers a straightforward drinking experience with firm tannins that will remain food-friendly for the next few years. I recommend enjoying this with food. Over 40,000 bottles were produced after the wine rested in all French oak for a year.
The 2019 Merlot The Expedition is another charming wine from this label. Giving up medium-bodied aromas and flavors of bright cherries, flowers, and leafy herbs, it has good freshness as well as a clean, balanced style on the plate. It's a terrific value at the price.
Aromas of mocha, green garden herb and red fruit are followed by light, slightly green seeming flavors with grainy tannins. The fruit doesn't appear to have fully ripened.