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Three Rivers Winery Syrah Walla Walla Valley Ahler Vineyard 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 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 2004 Ahler Vineyard Syrah comes from our estate vineyard located just east of Walla Walla. This vineyard is owned and operated by Steve and Ann Ahler who are also partners in Three Rivers. The harvest date for these grapes was October 4th. Fermentation & Aging The fruit was de-stemmed and crushed into a small open top fermentor where the must was pumped over twice daily. Primary fermentation lasted nine days, at this time the skins were gently pressed off and fermentation was completed in barrel. Malolactic fermentation took place in French oak, 40% new. While aging in oak barrels the wines were racked every three months to naturally clarify the wine. Appellation: Walla Walla Valley Varietal: 91% Syrah, 4% Grenache, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon Harvest Brix: 26.2 Final pH: 3.66 Total Acid: 0.64g/100ml Alcohol: 14.9% 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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Vintage: 2002 10/09/2008

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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 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 2004 Ahler Vineyard Syrah comes from our estate vineyard located just east of Walla Walla. This vineyard is owned and operated by Steve and Ann Ahler who are also partners in Three Rivers. The harvest date for these grapes was October 4th. Fermentation & Aging The fruit was de-stemmed and crushed into a small open top fermentor where the must was pumped over twice daily. Primary fermentation lasted nine days, at this time the skins were gently pressed off and fermentation was completed in barrel. Malolactic fermentation took place in French oak, 40% new. While aging in oak barrels the wines were racked every three months to naturally clarify the wine. Appellation: Walla Walla Valley Varietal: 91% Syrah, 4% Grenache, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon Harvest Brix: 26.2 Final pH: 3.66 Total Acid: 0.64g/100ml Alcohol: 14.9% by volume

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