Three Rivers Winery Syrah 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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Excellent...simply a wonderful wine


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 There are three different fruit sources for the 2004 Columbia Valley Syrah. They are Sundance Vineyard, Weinbau Vineyard and Windy Ridge Vineyard. All of these vineyards are located in the Columbia Valley region of Washington State. Harvest dates varied from September 17th through October 12th. All of 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. 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 35% new French oak barrels adding a viscous mouth feel and complexity to the wine. While aging in oak barrels the wines were racked every three months to naturally clarify the wine. Appellation: Columbia Valley Varietal: Syrah 100% Harvest Brix: 24.7 Final pH: 3.65 Total Acid: 0.64g/100ml Alcohol: 14.4% 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 There are three different fruit sources for the 2004 Columbia Valley Syrah. They are Sundance Vineyard, Weinbau Vineyard and Windy Ridge Vineyard. All of these vineyards are located in the Columbia Valley region of Washington State. Harvest dates varied from September 17th through October 12th. All of 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. 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 35% new French oak barrels adding a viscous mouth feel and complexity to the wine. While aging in oak barrels the wines were racked every three months to naturally clarify the wine. Appellation: Columbia Valley Varietal: Syrah 100% Harvest Brix: 24.7 Final pH: 3.65 Total Acid: 0.64g/100ml Alcohol: 14.4% by volume

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