2014 Columbia Crest "H3" Horse Heaven Hills Merlot

SKU #1279153 Wine Enthusiast

 he aromas on this wine are quite reticent but the palate delivers plenty of smooth, sensuous cherry and vanilla flavors. Dark chocolate notes persist on the finish.  (6/2017)

Wine Spectator

 A lively red, with cherry and tobacco aromas and zesty, medium-bodied plum, anise and spice flavors. Drink now through 2020. 67,000 cases made.  (5/2017)

K&L Notes

Horse Heaven Hills is located in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains, where dry and sunny conditions evenly ripen the grapes. This 100% Merlot bottling was aged for 18 months in a combination of French and American oak (1/3 new).

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.
Sub-Region:

Washington

- Washington has become one of the most important wine producing states in the United States, and development continues to grow rapidly. In 1969, when California was exploding as a wine producer, Washington had only two wineries, but by 2000 that number had passed 100. Most of Washington's grape crop goes to uses other than wine. Merlot and Chardonnay have been the most successful in Washington. It's interesting to note that Washington's prime wine regions are located at 46° north, along the same latitude as the legendary French wine districts of Bordeaux and Burgundy. During the summer, Washington averages more than two hours more sunlight each day compared to California.
Alcohol Content (%): 14