Onward Shay Red 2014
Just 225 cases were made of the Onward Red Table Wine. 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards is a partner with Boise's Onward Shay! Marathon, a major regional marathon (and Boston Marathon qualifier) to be held October 29, 2017. All proceeds from the sale of this wine go to support seven Boise metro area charities! This wine comprises a blend of Bordeaux varietals, offering up a perfect compliment to any summertime barbeque, picnic, or evening on the deck! Get it while you can, and feel good knowing that you're helping the greater good with every bottle consumed!
WINERY SPEC SHEET (pdf download): 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards
COMPOSITION: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Malbec. 14.1% ABV.
AGING: This wine gains complexity and pays dividends from cellaring. Drinks well 2017-2022.
VINTAGE 2014: Warm temperatures and an abundant, early crop produced picture-perfect grapes with soft tannins in the reds. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot had vintners most excited. With no rain, no early freezes and a harvest that was mostly done by Halloween (about two weeks ahead of usual), Washington vintners were all smiles. With no heat spikes and cool nighttime temperatures, the acidity balances in these young wines was ideal. Even though it was a warm harvest, generally the whites were of superb quality, while the reds garnered elegant tannins.
VINEYARDS: Columbia Valley, Washington
WINEMAKING: Greg Koenig, Consulting Winemaker. Fruit parcels from our Bordeaux 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: Vinted, Cellared and Bottled in Koenig Winery, Caldwell Idaho (Snake River Valley)
CLOSURE: Traditional Cork
MARKETS: Winery Tasting Room. Wine Club Members across the USA. Casual Dining + Premier Retail Distribution to Southern Idaho.