Onward Shay White Wine 2014
OWARD SHAY POSTER (pdf download): Onward Shay Marathon 2017
WINERY SPEC SHEET (pdf download): 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards
COMPOSITION: Viognier, Marsanne & Roussanne. 13.6% ABV.
AGING: Drinks well now through 2019.
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 white Rhone varietal vineyards were vinified separately. Fermentation occurred in steel and oak barrel in a mix of new and old barriques - French, American and Hungarian in origin - for a period of 30 months. Bottled: Spring 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.