Three Rivers Winery Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Columbia Valley Meritage 2003

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Vintage The 2003 growing season was very warm throughout the spring then turned consistently hot through August. Early September brought a much-needed stint of mild temperatures, allowing the grapes to ripen nicely. Fermentation & Aging The fruit was destemmed and crushed into small fermentors where it was either punched down by hand three times a day or pumped over twice daily. On average, primary fermentation lasted seven days. At this time, the skins were gently pressed off and fermentation was completed in barrel. Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrels, adding to the wine’s mouthfeel. Appellation: Columbia Valley Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon – 46% Syrah – 26% Merlot – 21% Grenache – 7% Harvest Brix: 24.5 Final pH: 3.74 Total Acid: 0.55 g/100ml Alcohol: 14.2% by volume

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Three Rivers Winery:
Three Rivers Winery is a destination winery located just west of Walla Walla, Washington in the Columbia Valley wine country. Our award-winning white and red wines are sourced from established vineyards and famed appellations from across Washington State. Visit Three Rivers Winery for a wine tasting and winery tour. And buy Three Rivers wine online or in our onsite gift shop. Why Three Rivers... Read more
Three Rivers Winery is a destination winery located just west of Walla Walla, Washington in the Columbia Valley wine country. Our award-winning white and red wines are sourced from established vineyards and famed appellations from across Washington State. Visit Three Rivers Winery for a wine tasting and winery tour. And buy Three Rivers wine online or in our onsite gift shop. Why Three Rivers? The name Three Rivers represents the three most prominent rivers in the appellations from which our winery sources its grapes-the Columbia, Snake, and Walla Walla Rivers. The Winery. In 1999, owners of Three Rivers Winery broke ground on the 16-acre site that is now home to our 18,000 sq. ft. facility. Set atop a small knoll overlooking the surrounding vineyards and Mill Creek, the winery features stunning views of the Blue Mountains in the distance and the nearby Whitman Mission. Inside, the winery includes two distinct areas: a 14,000 sq. ft. cellar and barrel room used for the production and storage of fine wines, and a 4,000 sq. ft. tasting room, meeting room, and wine retail store open to the public. In addition, the winery features three short holes of golf for winery guests. The interior design of the building blends a rustic feel into the contemporary structure, with vaulted ceilings and exposed timber trusses. The meeting room accommodates up to 75 people for business meetings and other group functions, and is available to rent. In the adjacent tasting room and retail space, winery visitors can taste and purchase Three Rivers' wine and related merchandise, or simply relax next to one of the stone hearth fireplaces-one inside and the other outside on the spacious deck. Read less

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Snooth User: trkravtin
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10/09/2008

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Vintage The 2003 growing season was very warm throughout the spring then turned consistently hot through August. Early September brought a much-needed stint of mild temperatures, allowing the grapes to ripen nicely. Fermentation & Aging The fruit was destemmed and crushed into small fermentors where it was either punched down by hand three times a day or pumped over twice daily. On average, primary fermentation lasted seven days. At this time, the skins were gently pressed off and fermentation was completed in barrel. Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrels, adding to the wine’s mouthfeel. Appellation: Columbia Valley Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon – 46% Syrah – 26% Merlot – 21% Grenache – 7% Harvest Brix: 24.5 Final pH: 3.74 Total Acid: 0.55 g/100ml Alcohol: 14.2% by volume

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