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2019 Three Rivers Malbec Merlot, Columbia Valley

2019 Three Rivers Malbec Merlot, Columbia Valley

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$40.00
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SKU: 116004

A match made in wine heaven: Malbec and Merlot are just one of those blends that work so well on so many levels. 

The 2019 Malbec-Merlot with juicy black cherry and red currant give this unique blend its diverse character. Lush fruit and fresh tobacco give depth to the mid-palate and elegant tannins softly envelope the finish.

Winemaker Notes

The combination of flavors, textures and aromatics creates a wine that is delicious, age worthy and complex.

Composition

50% Malbec & 50% Merlot

Wine Specs

Vintage
2018
Varietal
Red Blends
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Acid
5.8 g/L
pH
3.73
Aging
15 months in 100% new French oak
Bottling Date
January 19, 2021
Alcohol %
14

Production Notes

We had a snowy start to the 2019 growing season and a wet spring without much frost pressure. The weather improved in June and continued with a nice, warm summer. We picked the vineyards for this blend September 20 – 27, right around when this short yet impressive harvest came to a close. Higher acidities and lower alcohols are to be expected with our wines for this vintage that are showing tremendous age-ability which is something harder to achieve in a hotter vintage.

Vineyard Notes

50% Summit View Vineyard Malbec, Walla Walla Valley 50% XL Vineyard Merlot, Walla Walla Valley