2014 Three Rivers Merlot, Columbia Valley
This 2014 Columbia Valley Merlot is swarming with chocolate covered cherry aromas with espresso, spice, and juicy blueberry throughout the mid-palate.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this juicy wine with a pan seared duck breast topped in a blueberry sauce.
90% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 3% Syrah, 1% Petit Verdot
September 12 and September 25, 2014
17 months in French and American Oak, 30% New
2014 is the warmest vintage recorded in Washington wine growing history. Given this hot and dry summer, harvest began on the earlier side. All the fruit was hand harvested between September 12 and September 25, 2014 amidst gorgeous conditions. This vintage produced impressive Merlot; concentrated with ample tannins making it a cellar worthy wine.
Weinbau (Merlot) Wahluke Slope 47%, Bacchus (Merlot) Columbia Valley 43%, Gamache (Malbec) Columbia Valley 3%, Minnick (Syrah) Walla Walla Valley 3%, Sagemoor (Malbec) Columbia Valley 3%, Seven Hills (Petit Verdot) Walla Walla Valley 1%