H3 H3 Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills, 2008

Washington state's famed Horse Heaven Hills, named for the wild horses that once roamed this area, have been home to the Columbia Crest winery for over two decades. Our winemaker blends innovation and tradition to capture this unique basalt and bedrock terroir creating wines that highlight the intensity of these grapes. This medium-bodied Merlot delivers aromas of spice and blackberry, with a perfect balance of earth, dusty cocoa and ripe cherry flavors, and a lingering rich velvety finish. WWQA: Washington Wine Quality Alliance. Alc. 14.5% by vol.