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2016 Grenache

Horse Heaven Hills

Columbia Crest 2016 Reserve Grenache Horse Heaven Hills

92 points

Jul 05, 2019


Columbia Crest 2016 Reserve Grenache Horse Heaven Hills

This Grenache opens with lovely, fresh aromatics of blueberry and red currant which are elegantly layered with chocolate and hints of red licorice. The approach is soft and leads to a velvety smooth finish where the sweet fruit and chocolate hang on your palate.

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Blend: 100% Grenache
Total Acidity 0.48 g/100 mL
pH: 3.80
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Barrel Aging: Aging occurred for 18 months
Fermentaion: Fruit was handpicked at the peak of ripeness, destemmed, sorted and placed into small open-top fermenters uncrushed. A small amount of fruit was whole-cluster fermented

The early dry and warm spring, combined with cooler temperatures in August and September, slowed down ripening and resulted in the longest harvest on record in Washington State (August 15-November 15).

Overall, 2016 saw very favorable growing conditions, producing wines with nicely resolved tannins and maturity.

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