Chateau Ste Michelle Merlot, Canoe Ridge Estate, Horse Heaven Hills, 2009

Poised above the Columbia River on a steep, south-facing slope, this vineyard is distinctive for its blustery, dramatic views. Our winemaker regards the 2009 season as idyllic - with abundant hangtime for full ripeness and elegant tannins. These grapes were harvested September 16-30. Made with live certified grapes. Salmon safe. Alc. 14.5% by vol. Produced and bottled by Chateauste.Michelle, Paterson, WA, USA.