2018 Three Rivers Streamlet Red, Columbia Valley
90+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck
The 2018 Streamlet is a vibrant wine with rich aromas of fresh picked blackberries and baking spice. Dark fruit swirls on the palate with accents of cedar and char that encapsulate this earthy, complex wine. Firm, streamlined tannins linger on the finish and add structure to this new world red blend.
We really like to blend, but coming up with a name can be tricky. To stay with the river theme, we came across “Streamlet” (a natural body of running water smaller than a river). We liked the name so much, so it stuck. Our idea was to create a blend unique to Washington State. We’ve got equal parts of silky wildly expressive Syrah, mouthwatering Merlot and bold Cabernet Sauvignon, all from impressive vineyards throughout Eastern Washington.
34% Pepper Bridge Vineyard Syrah, Walla Walla Valley 33% Weinbau Vineyard Merlot, Wahluke Slope 33% Artz Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain
17 months in 60% new French oak
March 16, 2020
A mild wet winter led to a cool wet spring. With bud break at a near normal pace we headed into June with yet more rain. July and August really heated up with temperatures over 100°F and smoky skies. September revealed ideal conditions for a beautiful uneventful harvest.