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2015 CCW Tres Cruces

2015 CCW Tres Cruces
Darker red fruit flavors, ripe blackberry, spice, leather, and soft tannins. Full bodied for a Rhone style blend but smooth and rich with a long lingering finish.
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Horse Heaven Hills
Vineyard Designation
Horse Heaven Hills AVA
Aging
20
Bottling Date
8/22/17
Alcohol %
15.2
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Darker red fruit flavors, ripe blackberry, spice, leather, and soft tannins. Full bodied for a Rhone style blend but smooth and rich with a long lingering finish.
Awards
91 Points – Wine Spectator
Vineyard Notes
2015 was the warmest vintage in Washington State. Each season trended on the hot side and when it was all said and done, we were setting all kinds of records. The spring was warm and mixed with a little rain set the crop up great for the season. The summer started hot and just kept on getting hotter. We were prepared for this since the 2 previous vintages were warm, but it still pushed things along quickly. Some white grapes were picked in early August and our reds started in early September. This vintage is showing a lot of big fruit characteristics.
Winemaker Notes
Making this Rhone style blend is always fun. The Syrah and Grenache are both taking center stage in this vintage while the Mourvèdre is used to accent the other varietals. The Syrah has always been a nice backbone to the wine, it adds a rich mouthfeel and smooth silky finish to the wine. The Grenache has great acidity and light bright fruit characteristics that mixed well in the blend. Mourvèdre has black pepper and spice components that give the wine more structure and a longer finish.