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3 Horse Ranch Vineyards

Merlot EFH 2014

Merlot EFH 2014

Eagle Foothills AVA

100% Single-Vineyard 3HRV Merlot. This is a rare opportunity to own one of the smallest production single-vineyard Merlots in the Pacific Northwest. Just 76 cases were made of this elegant 2014 vintage. Pure fruit tones of blackberries, boysenberries, black currants, and plums coupled with vineyard nuances of earth, sun-dried tomatoes and wheatgrass. Velvety smooth, approachable tannins are sure to improve in the bottle over time.

Taking Pre-Orders! Bottles Summer 2017.
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SKU: EMEEF1475

100% Single-Vineyard 3HRV Merlot. This is a rare opportunity to own one of the smallest production single-vineyard Merlots in the Pacific Northwest. Just 76 cases were made of this elegant 2014 vintage. Pure fruit tones of blackberries, boysenberries, black currants, and plums coupled with vineyard nuances of earth, sun-dried tomatoes and wheatgrass. Velvety smooth, approachable tannins are sure to improve in the bottle over time.

PAST AWARDS + REVIEWS FOR 3HRV MERLOT

🏁 BEST OF CLASS: Seattle Wine & Food
🥇 GOLD: 2016 Idaho Wine Competition
🥇 GOLD: Tri-Cities Wine Fetival
🥈 SILVER: Northwest Wine Summit
🏆 88 POINTS: Wine Enthusiast                                                  

WINERY SPEC SHEET (pdf download): 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards

COMPOSITION: 100% Merlot, 3HRV-Single Vineyard. 14.2% ABV.

AGING: This wine gains complexity and pays dividends from cellaring. Drinks well 2018-2026.

VINTAGE 2014: The Eagle Foothills and surrounding Snake River Valley harvest was as close to ideal as it gets. The region enjoyed a nice warm summer with perfect diurnal swings (or night time cooling off temperatures) that allowed for picture perfect ripening conditions for whites and reds. An unusually long growing season started in the early Spring and extended into late Fall. Harvest began in mid-September for whites and ran through the very end of October for red varietals.

VINEYARDS: Single-Vineyard, 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards, Eagle Foothills AVA, Idaho

WINEMAKING: Greg Koenig, Consulting Winemaker. Fruit parcels from our Rhone varietal vineyards were vinified separately. After maceration and fermentation on skins, malolactic fermentation occurred during barrel maturation in a mix of new and old barriques - French, American and Hungarian in origin - for a period of 30 months. Bottled: Summer 2017.

CELLARS: Vinified, Cellared & Bottled in Koenig Winery, Caldwell Idaho (Snake River Valley)

CLOSURE: Traditional Cork

AUDIENCE: Winery Tasting Room Patrons, Wine Club Members across the USA, Fine Dining & Premier Hand-Sell Wine Shops in metropolitan Boise Idaho. This Wine is Not Distributred.