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Wine Find: 2010 Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

From: Horse Heaven Hills, Washington

Price: $30

Serve with: Roast beef, leg of lamb

The red wines out of Washington state just seem to get better and better. Maybe it's climate change, but this state is increasingly closing the gap with the Napa Valley in cabernet quality. This wine is a riveting, intensely flavored red with penetrating black cherry, game, wild berry and herb flavors. Despite its youth, it's quite drinkable but with the backbone for long aging. My apologies for recommending another pricey red wine, but this one more than earns its price.

--Michael Dresser

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