Horse Heaven Hills
This red blend is focused and generous, open textured and inviting, offering cherry, currant, red plum, and raspberry jam flavors.
Blend: 75% Merlot, 17% Syrah, 7% Malbec and 1% other Red Varietals
Total Acidity 0.54 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Barrel Aging: The wine was barrel aged in a combination of American and French oak for almost 22 months.
Fermentaion: 6-10 days on the skins
The 2015 vintage was one of the warmest growing seasons on record in Washington.
Warm temperatures continued through the spring and summer, moderating slightly into fall and extending an early harvest.
Overall, 2015 saw very favorable growing conditions, producing optimal ripening across varieties and yielding outstanding wines throughout the region.
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.