H3 Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Crest

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H3 Merlot Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Crest

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Tasting Note

The vineyards in Horse Heaven Hills are the source and inspiration behind the H3 wines. The hills have been home to the Columbia Crest winery for three decades, and it is this heritage that has helped them to create wines that capture the unique terroir of the region. This medium-bodied Merlot delivers aromas of spice and blackberry, with a perfect balance of earth, cocoa and ripe cherry flavours with a rich, velvety finish.

Online exclusive: this wine is available to buy on our website, and not in our Bath shop. If you wish to collect from our shop, simply order online and select the ‘free collection’ option at the checkout. Your wine will be available for you to collect within three business days.

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Winemaking

The Horse Heaven Hills vineyards are located in Eastern Washington. This region is mostly dry with less precipitation due to the rain shadow effect from the surrounding Cascade Mountain range. The terrain consists of south-facing slopes that provide excellent sun exposure for grape ripening, and protection from cold airflow during the winter months. Strong wind patterns in the Horse Heaven Hills reduce canopy size and density and contribute to even ripening by moderating temperature extremes.

Following picking, the grapes were crushed with 30% whole-berry pressing to retain fruit quality. Fermentation on skins was slow, lasting a period of 14 days to allow for the extraction of optimal fruit and structural components. The juice was inoculated with a series of yeast strains, a move aimed at maintaining fruit flavours and adding layers of complexity to the wine. Malolactic fermentation occurred in a series of both stainless steel tanks and oak barrels, with blending to follow shortly thereafter.

Food Recommendation

Dishes such as grilled salmon, roasted lamb, wild game, and balsamic or tomato-based sauces work well with the jammy flavours of merlot.

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We offer alternative delivery options that are not available through our website, however these can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810.

  • UK mainland next day by 9am timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per order
  • UK mainland by 12 noon Saturday timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per order
  • UK mainland delivery to a bonded warehouse: £25.00 per order
  • UK mainland PM timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per order

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Our free in-store collection service is available on via our website, or can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only. Please be aware handling time can be up to 48 hours (business hours) from point of ordering. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 30 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.

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