2014 Les Chevaux Red Wine
Horse Heaven Hills
Les Chevaux, (French for “the horses”) is named for the wild horses that once roamed the Horse Heaven Hills. This lively red blend presents rose petal aromas and dark fruit cherry flavors, followed by smooth tannins that lead in to a vibrant finish.
Blend: 63% Syrah, 33% Merlot, 4% Viognier
Total Acidity 0.58 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Barrel Aging: Barrel aged in a combination of American and French oak, nearly 40 percent new for almost 20 months
Fermentaion: 6-10 days on the skins
After warmer than average 2012 and 2013 vintages, 2014 in Eastern Washington was one of the warmest seasons in decades with favorable temperature conditions extending into fall.
Overall, 2014 was a pleasant growing season; ripening was excellent for all varieties in all locations.
A Unique Expression of Heritage and Innovation
Columbia Crest H3 wines were created to celebrate the winery’s rich heritage in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA as well as its innovative spirit with regards to winemaking and viticulture practices. Grapes from this distinctive appellation produce bold, well-balanced and seductive wines. Great care is taken to ensure that the uniqueness of the appellation’s terroir is expressed in each bottle of H3.