Three Rivers Winery Merlot Columbia Valley 2004

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Vintage Hot, dry weather from bud-break to mid-August led to the earliest harvest start in Washington State. 2004 was...

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04/30/2010

Three Rivers Merlot 2004 and all other premium wine from Three Rivers available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


Winemaker's Notes:

Vintage Hot, dry weather from bud-break to mid-August led to the earliest harvest start in Washington State. 2004 was a hot growing season followed by a cool September and warmer October, ideal for ripening. The extended length of the 2004 growing season allowed the grapes to fully mature and develop intense rich flavors. Vineyards The sources for the 2004 Columbia Valley Merlot are from six different vineyards, those being Alder Creek Vineyard, Dionysus Vineyard, Champoux Vineyard, Wahluke Slope Vineyard, Bacchus Vineyard and Snipes Canyon Vineyard. All of these vineyards are located in the Columbia Valley region of Washington. Harvest dates varied from September 9th through October 1st. All the fruit is hand-harvested into small bins in the early morning hours and processed immediately upon arrival at the winery. Fermentation & Aging The fruit was de-stemmed and crushed into small fermentors where it was either punched down by hand three times a day or pumped over twice daily. Primary fermentation lasted, on average, seven days. At this time the skins were gently pressed off and fermentation was completed in barrel. Malolactic fermentation occurred in 50% new French oak. While aging in oak barrels the wines were racked every three months to naturally clarify the wine. Appellation: Columbia Valley Varietal: Merlot 93%, Cabernet Sauvignon 4%, Malbec 3% Harvest Brix: 25.0 Final pH: 3.61 Total Acid: 0.58g/100ml Alcohol: 14.5% by volume

Vintage Hot, dry weather from bud-break to mid-August led to the earliest harvest start in Washington State. 2004 was a hot growing season followed by a cool September and warmer October, ideal for ripening. The extended length of the 2004 growing season allowed the grapes to fully mature and develop intense rich flavors. Vineyards The sources for the 2004 Columbia Valley Merlot are from six different vineyards, those being Alder Creek Vineyard, Dionysus Vineyard, Champoux Vineyard, Wahluke Slope Vineyard, Bacchus Vineyard and Snipes Canyon Vineyard. All of these vineyards are located in the Columbia Valley region of Washington. Harvest dates varied from September 9th through October 1st. All the fruit is hand-harvested into small bins in the early morning hours and processed immediately upon arrival at the winery. Fermentation & Aging The fruit was de-stemmed and crushed into small fermentors where it was either punched down by hand three times a day or pumped over twice daily. Primary fermentation lasted, on average, seven days. At this time the skins were gently pressed off and fermentation was completed in barrel. Malolactic fermentation occurred in 50% new French oak. While aging in oak barrels the wines were racked every three months to naturally clarify the wine. Appellation: Columbia Valley Varietal: Merlot 93%, Cabernet Sauvignon 4%, Malbec 3% Harvest Brix: 25.0 Final pH: 3.61 Total Acid: 0.58g/100ml Alcohol: 14.5% by volume

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