Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes

Deep and voluptuous with rich currants, raspberry, anise and cedar, full bodied flavor finishes with well balanced tannins.

Winemaking Notes

Vintage: 2014

Varietal Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills

pH: 3.65

TA: 5.8 g/L

Alcohol: 14.32%

Vineyards: Canoe Ridge, Wallulla

Oak: 100% French Oak, 45% New

Aging: 20 Months

Yeast: RC212

Harvest Dates: October 2014


Best Buy

2014 Vintage

Wine & Spirits

90 Points

2012 Vintage

Dec 31, 2015

Wine Spectator

Recommended, Cab for the Holidays

2012 Vintage

Dec 14, 2015

Wines Northwest

Canoe Ridge winemaker Bill Murray has been making superb Bordeaux varieties and Chardonnay for more than 20 years. He brings in grapes from the Horse Heaven Hills to the winery in Walla Walla, located in the historic engine house for Walla Walla's original streetcars dating from the 1900s. This reserve Cabernet offers aromas of dark cherry and leather with notes of toasty vanilla. On the palate, berries and plums take center stage with complex notes of barrel spice, earthy mineral and dark chocolate. Firm tannins suggest pairing with meats from the grill.

Chuck Hill

92+ Points

2012 Vintage

Nov 12, 2015

Stephen Tanzer

"Deep red-ruby. Explosive aromas of cassis, black cherry and licorice. Boasts lovely sweetness and penetration to its dark berry, licorice and violet flavors. A very pure, primary wine with superb inner-mouth intensity. Finishes with big, broad tannins and outstanding length. Impressive potential here."

91 Points, Top Cabs Under $25

2010 Vintage

Jan 13, 2014

This smells terrific with subtle candied spice tones,a bit of dried ginger, vanilla and nutmeg all laid over a base of juniper tinged crushed black berry fruit. Smooth, supple and polished in the mouth, just a lovely wine that delivers a bit of elegance unusual at this price point. The fruit is towards the blueberry and blackberry end of the spectrum, fresh yet not too intense with attractive clarity that reveals a bit of stony minerality on the mid-palate. This is medium bodied, and finishes with impressive length retaining the blueberry fruit while adding gentle shadings of dried grass and herbs. it's smaller scale might be a negative for some people but this everything I need in this type of wine. 91pts

Gregory Dal Paz

Top 100 Best Buys of the Year (2013)

2010 Vintage

Dec 01, 2013

Wine & Spirits


2010 Vintage

Nov 01, 2013

Sante Magazine

90 Points

2010 Vintage

Oct 01, 2013

International Wine Review

It offers attractive aromas of blackberry and cassis.
Medium weight on the palate, it has a silky texture, good
intensity of black and red fruit flavors, and firm round tannins
on the finish. Well done.

90 Points

2010 Vintage

Jun 01, 2013

The Tasting PanelAnthony Dias Blue

89 Points, Daily Wine Pick

2009 Vintage

Sep 30, 2012

Wine Spectator

"A fresh, vibrant red, juicy with red plum and black cherry flavors, joined by a hint of mint in the mix, finishing against refined tannins." -H.S.

Daily Wine Pick for Aug. 8. 2012; Republished in the Sept. 30, 2012 Wine Spectator
Harvey Steiman

91 Points, Editor's Choice

2009 Vintage

Sep 01, 2012

Wine EnthusiastPaul Gregutt