Horse Heaven Hills
This wine presents with hints of cocoa and coffee on the palate, and then gives way to smooth tannins and a vibrant finish… like a celebration-post Sounders FC goal.
Blend: 63% Merlot, 33% Syrah, 4% Viognier
Total Acidity 0.56 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Barrel Aging: Aged in a combination of American and French oak, including 60 percent older barrels, for approximately 17 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.
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.