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2003 Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon "Canoe Ridge Vineyard"

Chateau Ste Michelle 2003 Cabernet Canoe Ridge Vineyard

Winery: Chateau Ste Michelle

Vintage: 2003

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Canoe Ridge Vineyard"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 8,500

KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: March 24, 2007

Wine Review: This wine is quite impressive. This rich purple wine has a very inviting fruit bouquet. On the palate, this wine is smooth as silk and quite elegant. The wine has terrific flavors and would really match well with a steak. The tannins are present, but they are not too overpowering. The finish is very dry and extended. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: "Cabernet from this 30-year-old vineyard always delivers power, structure and rich concentrated black fruit characters. I have tried to harness this power into something a little friendlier in the first few years of release, while not taking away from its inherent ability to age. The 100% Cabernet stands up to the 69% new oak with all its weight and structure."

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