Canoe Ridge 'Columbia' Merlot Reserve 2007
Columbia Valley’s 2006 growing conditions—very typical for the region—fostered stellar-quality Merlot grapes. Significant rainfalls in early spring and dry weather around bloom time led to optimum pollination and excellent fruit set. Mild temperatures throughout the growing season fostered excellent berry development and ripening. Temperatures during harvest continued cool and mild, giving our winemaker time to focus on picking each vineyard block at peak maturity.