Horse Heaven Hills
This medium-bodied Merlot delivers aromas of spice and blackberry with the perfect balance of earth, cocoa and ripe cherry notes on the palate. The complex flavors are followed by a smooth, velvety finish.
Blend: 100% Merlot
Total Acidity 0.53 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Barrel Aging: 62% older oak and in 38% new oak barrels, both French and American, for approximately 17 months.
Fermentaion: 7-14 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
Overall, 2014 was a pleasant growing season; ripening was excellent for all varieties in all locations.
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.