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2019 Three Rivers Streamlet Red, Columbia Valley

2019 Three Rivers Streamlet Red, Columbia Valley

19/20 Points - Review of Washington Wines, Rand Sealey
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SKU: 116011

Higher acidities and lower alcohols are to be expected with our wines for 2019. The 2019 Streamlet is showing tremendous age-ability which is something harder to achieve in a hotter vintage. This wine shows off aromas of black and red fruits. On the palate, earthy accents shine in this complex wine, and minerality and firm, tannins linger on the finish and add structure to this new world red blend.

The 2019 Streamlet is a vibrant wine with rich aromas of fresh picked blackberries, currants and a hint of spring rain. Dark fruit swirls on the palate with earthy accents that encapsulate this complex wine. Minerality and firm, streamlined tannins linger on the finish and add structure to this new world red blend.

Winemaker Notes

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 the Walla Walla Valley.

Composition

34% Les Collines Vineyard Syrah, Walla Walla Valley 33% XL Vineyard Merlot, Walla Walla Valley 33% Summit View Vineyard Malbec, Walla Walla Valley

Wine Specs

Vintage
2019
Varietal
Red Blends
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Harvest Date
September 13 – September 27
Acid
5.7 g/L
pH
3.73
Aging
15 months in 100% new French oak
Bottling Date
January 19, 2021
Alcohol %
14.2

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 wine September 13 – September 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.

Production

63 Cases