Canoe Ridge Vineyard

Reserve Horse Heaven Hills Merlot

8.864 ratings
8.86 pro ratings
Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Merlot
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

It’s time for some #MerlotThursday. Here is a nice one from Washington State.

Dark ruby in color with a wide brick rim.

Nose of cherries, plums, currants, strawberries, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, leather and black pepper. Gorgeous nose.

Full bodied and smooth with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, strawberries, currants, vanilla, cedar, leather, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, peppercorn, spices and light vegetables.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a great Merlot from Horse Haven Hills. Nicely balanced with a tangy ending.

This 8 year old is drinking very nicely, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Peaking now.

Tastes very much like a Napa Merlot. Very Nice.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the tannins.

Wine Enthusiasts 91 points.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

Aged in French oak barrels.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$22.

It’s time for some #MerlotThursday. Here is a nice one from Washington State.

Dark ruby in color with a wide brick rim.

Nose of cherries, plums, currants, strawberries, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, leather and black pepper. Gorgeous nose.

Full bodied and smooth with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, strawberries, currants, vanilla, cedar, leather, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, peppercorn, spices and light vegetables.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a great Merlot from Horse Haven Hills. Nicely balanced with a tangy ending.

This 8 year old is drinking very nicely, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Peaking now.

Tastes very much like a Napa Merlot. Very Nice.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the tannins.

Wine Enthusiasts 91 points.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

Aged in French oak barrels.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$22.

Sep 19th, 2019
Kristi Calcagno

Touch of pepper, some plum, sour cherries. Thin on the palate.

Touch of pepper, some plum, sour cherries. Thin on the palate.

1 person found it helpfulMay 22nd, 2016
B C
9.1

$15 Costco. Wonderful! Rich & velvety.

$15 Costco. Wonderful! Rich & velvety.

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2015
Paul Weil

This Merlot is heavy and full bodied, with a jammy texture like a primo Lodi Zinfandel - plum and Bing cherry flavors prevail.

This Merlot is heavy and full bodied, with a jammy texture like a primo Lodi Zinfandel - plum and Bing cherry flavors prevail.

Jul 13th, 2016
Cory Fierro

I'm not a fan of this. It tastes nothing like I expect merlot to be, even from Washington. The tannins are too much, even when opened for an hour. The fruit is too sour, the chocolate is too subdued and tiny. Other people say it's smooth but perhaps they have different palates than I.

I'm not a fan of this. It tastes nothing like I expect merlot to be, even from Washington. The tannins are too much, even when opened for an hour. The fruit is too sour, the chocolate is too subdued and tiny. Other people say it's smooth but perhaps they have different palates than I.

Jan 19th, 2016
VA
8.0

Tannins overpower the plum and berry on the palate. Long but unremarkable finish. May improve with additional cellaring for next 3-5 years

Tannins overpower the plum and berry on the palate. Long but unremarkable finish. May improve with additional cellaring for next 3-5 years

Jul 22nd, 2017
Jaime Grunlan

PNP. Nice nose of fig, anise, cola and black cherry. Smooth fruit forward palate. Firm tannins on medium finish. Good QPR.

PNP. Nice nose of fig, anise, cola and black cherry. Smooth fruit forward palate. Firm tannins on medium finish. Good QPR.

Jul 19th, 2017
Mary Norby

Not as interesting as I would have liked.

Not as interesting as I would have liked.

Aug 21st, 2016
Heather Long

Very easy and drinkable. Inexpensive and good tannins. 2011 reserve

Very easy and drinkable. Inexpensive and good tannins. 2011 reserve

Jul 24th, 2016
Scott Baldes

Great merlot! Dark fruits, very smooth mouth feel.

Great merlot! Dark fruits, very smooth mouth feel.

May 30th, 2016